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Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns


Fragment,-Why, Why Tell The Lover

tune-"Caledonian Hunt's delight."

Why, why tell thy lover
Bliss he never must enjoy"?
Why, why undeceive him,
And give all his hopes the lie?
O why, while fancy, raptur'd slumbers,
Chloris, Chloris all the theme,
Why, why would'st thou, cruel-
Wake thy lover from his dream?

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