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Robert Burns: Why, Why Tell The Lover: Fragment,

Why, Why Tell The Lover Fragment,
1795
Type: Song
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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Harwood, Henry, 1803-1868; Robert Burns (1759-1796)