Nicky's Notes


Some Burns for this beautiful, Ayrshire day

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 cheerful twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benights me

I’ll ne’er blame my partial fancy,
Nothing can 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,
Nor never met, nor never parted,
We would never have been so broken-hearted