When day was deid I met my Dear On fair Kirkconnel Lea; Though fause een spied, I knew no fear, His love was over me. He kissed me fu' upon the mou', He looked me in the ee, An' whispered low "Nor Life nor Death Shall Part my Love frae me." The Span o' Life's nae lang eneugh, Nor deep eneugh the sea, Nor braid eneugh this weary world To part my Love frae me. Though mony an' mony a day hath died On fair Kirkconnel Lea Sin' I stood by my True Love's side An' melted 'neath his ee. Yet ilka wind that afans my cheek Kisses his in Germanie, An' bids me bide: for what shall make to part my Love frae me?
- by William McLennan (1856 - 1904) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867 - 1972), "The span o' life", op. 38 (Four songs) no. 3, published 1902 [voice and piano], Schmidt [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Nich Roehler
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