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Thou Hast Left Me Ever, Jamie

[ Roud V456 ; Robert Burns]

Elpeth Cowie sang Thou Hast Left Me Ever, Jamie in 1998 on Volume 5 of the Linn Records anthology The Complete Songs of Robert Burns.

Karine Polwart sang Thou Hast Left Me Ever, Jamie in 2007 on her CD Fairest Floo'er.

Nua sang Jamie on their 2011 CD Both Sides.

Lyrics

Karine Polwart sings Thou Hast Left Me Ever, Jamie

Thou hast left me ever, Jamie,
Thou hast left me ever.
Thou hast left me ever, Jamie,
Thou hast left me ever.

Often hast thou sworn that death
Should alone us sever,
Noo you’ve left my heart for aye
I’ll see thee never, Jamie, I’ll see thee never.

Thou hast me forsaken Jamie,
Thou hast me forsaken.
Thou hast me forsaken Jamie,
Thou hast me forsaken.

Thou can love anither lass
While my heart is breaking,
Soon my weary e’en I’ll close
Never mair tae waken, Jamie, never mair tae waken.