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Posted By: wysiwyg
15-May-01 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: Lyr Add: AE FOND KISS (Robert Burns)
Morticia,

Hearing this from a CD just now in Seamus Kennedy's deep, healing voice, which has always brought me a peaceful release of grief, I thought of you. It's from the DT, but I've edited a verse or so out to fit.

~Susan

AE FOND KISS
(Robert Burns)
tune: Rory Dall's Port (337)

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae farewell, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and goans I'll wage thee.

Who shall say that Fortune grieves us,
While the star of hope shall leave us?
Me... nae cheerful twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benights me.

Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met - or never parted -
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be every joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae farewell, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.