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Songs of Robert Burns ~ Jockie 's taen the parting kiss
James C. Dick
From "The Songs by Robert Burns". A Study in Tone-Poetry. Published by Henry Frowde. London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and New York 1903. Source: «traditionalmusic»


No. 162. Jockie 's taen the parting kiss.

Tune: Bonie lass tak a man. Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 570.


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Jockie's taen the parting kiss,
    O'er the mountains he is gane,
And with him is a' my bliss—
    Nought but griefs with me remain.
Spare my luve ye winds that blaw,
    Plashy sleets and beating rain !
Spare my luve thou feathery snaw,
    Drifting o'er the frozen plain !

When the shades of evening creep
    O'er the day's fair gladsome e'e,
Sound and safely may he sleep,
    Sweetly blythe his waukeniug be!
He will think on her he loves—
    Fondly he'll repeat her name,
For where'er he distant roves,
    Jockie's heart is still at hame.

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No. 162. Jockie 's taen the parting kiss. Currie, Works, 1800, iv. 97 ; Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 270, 'Written for this work by Robert Burns'; Edinburgh edition, 1877, and Centenary Burns, 1897. Stenhouse remarks that ' this charming song was written by Burns for the Museum ' (Illustrations, p. 490).

The tune is probably English, and the copy is a bad setting of Bonie lass take a man in the Caledonian Pocket Companion, c.1759, xi. 18, which, according to Mr. Glen, was one of the airs sung in Mitchell's opera, Highland Fair, 1731.

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