Ae fond kiss (Francis Melville)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-22)   CPDL #50612:   
Editor: Francis Melville (submitted 2018-07-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Ae fond kiss
Composer: Francis Melville
Lyricist: Robert Burns

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benights me.
I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy;
Naething could resist my Nancy;
For to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never loved sae kindly,
Had we never loved sae blindly,
Never met—or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, enjoyment, love, and pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.