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the ABSENT LOVER
John Chambers music book
the ABSENT LOVER
Then I'll sit down and moan,
Just by yon spreading tree,
And gin a leaf fa' in my lap,
I'll ca't a word frae thee.
Syne I'll gang to the bower,
Which thou wi' roses tied,
Twas ttiere by mony a blushing bud
I strove my love to hide.
I'll doat on ilka spot
Whare I hae been wi' thee;
I'll ca' to mind some fond love tale,
By ev'ry burn and tree.
'Tis hope that cheers the mind,
Tho' lovers absent be,
And when I think I see thee still,
I'll think I'm still wi' thee.
O, MARY, TURN AWA
To the same air
O, Mary, turn awa
That bonny face o' thine,
And dinna, dinna shaw that breast,
That never can be mine.
Can aught o' warld's gear
E'er cool my bosom's care?
Na, na, for ilka look o' thine,
It only feeds despair.
Then, Mary, turn awa
That bonny face o' thine;
O dinna, dinna shaw that breast,
That never can be mine!
Wi' love's severest pangs
My heart is laden sair,
And o'er my breast the grass maun grow,
Ere I am free frae care.
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