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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
528. Song—On Chloris being ill
 
 
Tune—“Aye wauken O.”
 
 
Chorus—Long, long the night,
  Heavy comes the morrow
While my soul’s delight
  Is on her bed of sorrow.
 
CAN I cease to care?        5
  Can I cease to languish,
While my darling Fair
  Is on the couch of anguish?
      Long, long, &c.
 
Ev’ry hope is fled,        10
  Ev’ry fear is terror,
Slumber ev’n I dread,
  Ev’ry dream is horror.
      Long, long, &c.
 
Hear me, Powers Divine!        15
  Oh, in pity, hear me!
Take aught else of mine,
  But my Chloris spare me!
      Long, long, &c.
 

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