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Musing On The Roaring Ocean
TUNE: Druimionn Dubh

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

1.
Musing on the roaring ocean,
Which divides my love and me,
Wearying heav'n in warm devotion
For his weal where'er he be:
2.
Hope and Fear's alternate billow
Yielding late to Nature's law,
Whispering spirits round my pillow.
Talk of him that's far awa.
3.
Ye whom sorrow never wounded,
Ye who never shed a tear,
Care-untroubled, joy-surrounded,
Gaudy day to you is dear!
4.
Gentle night, do thou befriend me!
Downy sleep, the curtain draw!
Spirits kind, again attend me,
Talk of him that's far awa!


Musing on the roaring ocean,
Which divides my love and me,
Wearying heaven in warm devotion
For his welfare where ever he be:

Hope and Fear's alternate billow
Yielding late to Nature's law,
Whispering spirits round my pillow.
Talk of him that is far away.

You whom sorrow never wounded,
You who never shed a tear,
Care-untroubled, joy-surrounded,
Gaudy day to you is dear!

Gentle night, do you befriend me!
Downy sleep, the curtain draw!
Spirits kind, again attend me,
Talk of him that is far away!

 

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