Ae Fond Kiss

Composed by Donald Bailey
Voicing: SATB divisi, Tenor Solo
Instrumentation: piano or harp
Catalog number: AMP 0464
Price: $1.60

AE FOND KISS
Robert Bums (1759-1796)

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

               Who shall say that fortune grieves him,
               While the star of hope she leaves him:
               Me, nae chearful twinkle lights me;
               Dark despair around benights me.

               I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
               Naething could resist my Nancy:
               But to see her, was to love her;
               Love but her, and love for ever.

               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 ilka joy and treasure,
               Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!

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

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