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Long, long is the night

Language: Scottish (Scots)

Long, long is the night,
And heavy comes the morrow,
While my soul's delight
Is on her bed of sorrow.

Can, can I cease,
Can I cease to languish,
While my soul's delight
Is on her couch of anguish?

Can I cease to mourn,
Can I cease to languish,
While my darling fair
Is on her couch of anguish?

Hear me, Pow'rs Divine!
Oh in pity hear me!
Take aught else of mine,
But my Chloris spare me!


Translation(s): GER

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Text added to the website: 2003-12-03.
Last modified: 2014-07-28 11:30:02
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