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Found in 1811.abc from the John Chambers music book abc collection
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the ABSENT LOVER 1811 What ails this heart o' mine? What ails this wa t'ry ee? What gars me ay turn cauld as death, When I tak leave o' thee? When thou art far a wa, Thou'lt dear er grow to me; But change o' fouk, and change o' place, may gar thy fan cy jee. 2. 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. 3. 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 1. 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. 2. 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. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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