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Song—A Health to ane I loe dear by Robert Burns

Chorus—Here’s a health to ane I loe dear,
Here’s a health to ane I loe dear;
Thou art sweet as the smile when fond lovers meet,
And soft as their parting tear—Jessy.

ALTHO’ thou maun never be mine,
Altho’ even hope is denied;
’Tis sweeter for thee despairing,
Than ought in the world beside—Jessy.
Here’s a health, &c.

I mourn thro’ the gay, gaudy day,
As hopeless I muse on thy charms;
But welcome the dream o’ sweet slumber,
For then I am lockt in thine arms—Jessy.
Here’s a health, &c.

I guess by the dear angel smile,
I guess by the love-rolling e’e;
But why urge the tender confession,
’Gainst Fortune’s fell, cruel decree?—Jessy.
Here’s a health, &c.

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The End

And that’s the End of the Poem

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Harwood, Henry, 1803-1868; Robert Burns (1759-1796)
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