Ae Fond Kiss

from John O' Dreams by The Wilderness Yet

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Thanks to Michael who asked us to record this in memory of his wife, Ellie (10 April 1967 - 5 August 2019).

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Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae farewell, alas, 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, no 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 lov'd so kindly,
Had we never lov'd so blindly,
Never met-or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

Fare-thee-well, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-well, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!

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from John O' Dreams, released October 30, 2020
Words by Rabbie Burns
Arranged by Rowan Piggott

Voices - Rosie Hodgson, Rowan Piggott, Philippe Barnes

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The Wilderness Yet UK

The Wilderness Yet combines the acclaimed talents of folksinger Rosie Hodgson, traditional fiddler Rowan Piggott, and guitarist-flautist Philippe Barnes. Independently, they have earned audiences’ esteem as consummate musicians; together, they weave a tapestry of traditional & self-penned songs with a charm and familarity that is usually only found in seasoned line-ups.​ ... more

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