To Mary in Heaven
DESCRIPTION: "Mary! dear departed shade ... See'st thou thy lover lowly laid." The singer recalls their meetings. "Still o'er these scenes my mem'ry wakes And fondly broods with miser-care; Time but th' impression stronger makes"
AUTHOR: Robert Burns
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig)
KEYWORDS: grief love death lament nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #76, p. 2, ("Thou ling'ring star with less'ning ray") (1 text fragment)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Burns, The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (New Lanark,2005), pp. 272-273, "To Mary in Heaven" (1 text)
cf. "The Death of Captain Cook" (tune, per Burns)
NOTES: Greig: "On the third anniversary of Mary Campbell's death Burns composed [this text]." - BS
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