Ae Fond Kiss
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever,-
Ae fareweel, and then-for ever
Deep in heart-wrung tears Iíll pledge thee!
Warring sighs and groans Iíll wage thee !
Who shall say that fortnne grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae chearfuí twinkle lights me,-
Dark despair around benights me.
Iíll neíer blame my partial fancy,
Naething could resist my Nancy;
But to see her, was to love her-
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never lovíd sae kindly-
Had we never lovíd sae blindly-
Never met-or never parted,
We had neíer been broken-hearted!
Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love, and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, alas for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears Iíll pledge thee
Warring sighs and groans Iíll wage thee.
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