I had a horse (1820)/The day returns

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The day returns my bosom burns,
The blissful day we twa did meet;
Tho' winter wild in tempest toil'd,
Ne'er summer sun was half sae sweet.
Than a' the pride that loads the tide,
And crosses o'er the sultry line,
Than kingly robes than crowns and globes,
Heaven gave me more it made thee mine.

While day and night can bring delight,
Or nature aught of pleasure give;
While joys above my mind can move,
For thee and thee alone I live.
When that grim fee of life below,
Comes in between to make us part.
The iron hand that breaks our band,
It breaks my bliss—It breaks my heart!

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.