When I think on the happy days I spent wi’ you, my dearie; And now what lands between us lie, How can I be but eerie! How slow ye move, ye heavy hours, As ye were wae and weary! It was na sae ye glinted by When I was wi’ my dearie.
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Confirmed with The World’s Best Poetry. Volume III. Sorrow and Consolation, edited by Bliss Carman, et al., John D. Morris & Co., Philidelphia, 1904.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, "Absence" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "When I think on the happy days", published 1936 [baritone and piano], from Scottish Lyrics, Book 4, no. 7, Bayley & Ferguson [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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