Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear, Here's a health to one I lo'e dear, Thou are sweet as the smile when fond lovers meet; And soft as their parting tears. Altho thou maun never be mine, Altho even hope is denied, 'Tis sweeter for thee despairing, Than aught in the world beside, Jessie. I mourn through the gay gaudy day As hopeless I muse on thy charms, But welcome the dream 'o sweet slumer, ane. For then I am lockt in thy arms. I guess by the dear angel smile I guess by the loverolling e'e. But why urge thetender confession, 'Gainst fortunes fell cruel decree, Jessie.
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- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912), "Jessy", op. 29 (Three Songs) no. 3 (1898), published 1898 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867 - 1972), "Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear" [ men's chorus ], Autograph in the Lib. of Congress has a note: From a song arranged by? T. Surence (?) in The Songs of Scotland published by Wood and Co. Edinburgh., pub. by Schmidt: Men's Voices No. 279 [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Josef Václav Sládek) , "Jessy"
Researcher for this text: Abigail Imhof
This text was added to the website: 2012-05-17
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Word count: 109