Tear-drop, The

Robert Burns 1759 (Alloway) – 1796 (Dumfries)



Wae is my heart, and the tear's in my e'e;
Lang lang Joy's been a stranger to me:
Forsaken and friendless, my burden I bear,
And the sweet voice o' Pity ne'er sounds in my ear.
 
Love thou hast pleasures, and deep hae I lov'd;
Love, thou hast sorrows, and sair hae I prov'd;
But this bruised heart that now bleeds in my breast,
I can feel by its throbbings, will soon be at rest.
 
Of, if I were - where happy I hae been -
Down by yon stream, and yon bonie castle-green;
For there he is wand'ring and musing on me,
Wha wad soon dry the tear frae his Phillis' e'e

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAXX XXBB XXAA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 568
Words 115
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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