25 January 2008

Burns Night



Burns night is celebrated annually on January 25, in honor of Robert Burns birth. The dinners and celebrations have become so popular that more favored locations and clubs spread the attendance over two nights.

In honor of the occasion, my favorite Robert Burns song. In every joy there is the potential for heartbreak. The image evoked by the words have been echoed by many singers and writers of song ... Never met, nor never parted, we would never be broken hearted.



Ae fond kiss, and then we sever
Ae farewell, and then forever
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 could resist my Nancy
But to see her was to love her
Love but her, and love for ever.

Had we never loe'd sae kindly,
Had we never loe'd sae blindly,
Never met - nor 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 farewell, alas, for ever
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.

5 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Great Video Jamie. I like Mr. Burns quite a bit. Cheers and have a great weekend!!

the teach said...

How lovely the song, Jamie! Did Burns write Auld Lang Syne, too? Thank you for the video. :)

Travis said...

That's really a beautiful song. Thank you for posting the lyrics too.

Linda said...

Sigh ... that's all just ... sigh ...

the teach said...

Jamie, thanks for commenting on my post about the hateful e-mails about Obama... I really appreciate it.