Lourd on my hert as winter lies [ ... ]
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Confirmed with The Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid, Volume 1, edited by Michael Grieve and W R Aitken, Penguin Books, Middlesex, 1985, Page 204.
"Lourd" = weight
"Neist" = next
Note: A comment on Scottish Independence.
- by Christopher Murray Grieve (1892 - 1978), as Hugh MacDiarmid, no title, appears in To Circumjack Cencrastus, William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, first published 1930, copyright © [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "Lourd on my Hert", published 1949 [voice and piano], from 35 Scottish Lyrics and other Poems, no. 2, Bayley & Ferguson for The Saltire Society, Glasgow, page 5 [ sung text checked 1 time]
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