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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
214. Song—How Long and Dreary is the Night
 
 
HOW long and dreary is the night,
  When I am frae my dearie!
I sleepless lie frae e’en to morn,
  Tho’ I were ne’er so weary:
I sleepless lie frae e’en to morn,        5
  Tho’ I were ne’er sae weary!
 
When I think on the happy days
  I spent wi’ you my dearie:
And now what lands between us lie,
  How can I be but eerie!        10
And now what lands between us lie,
  How can I be but eerie!
 
How slow ye move, ye heavy hours,
  As ye were wae and weary!
It was na sae ye glinted by,        15
  When I was wi’ my dearie!
It was na sae ye glinted by,
  When I was wi’ my dearie!
 

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