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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
485. Song—How lang and dreary is the night
 
 
HOW lang and dreary is the night
  When I am frae my Dearie;
I restless lie frae e’en to morn
  Though I were ne’er sae weary.
 
Chorus.—For oh, her lanely nights are lang!        5
  And oh, her dreams are eerie;
And oh, her window’d heart is sair,
  That’s absent frae her Dearie!
 
When I think on the lightsome days
  I spent wi’ thee, my Dearie;        10
And now what seas between us roar,
  How can I be but eerie?
        For oh, &c.
 
How slow ye move, ye heavy hours;
  The joyless day how dreary:        15
It was na sae ye glinted by,
  When I was wi’ my Dearie!
        For oh, &c.
 

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