Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

Fragment,-Why, Why Tell The Lover

Tune-"Caledonian Hunt's delight."

 Why, why tell thy lover
Bliss he never must enjoy"?
Why, why undeceive him,
And give all his hopes the lie?
O why, while fancy, raptur'd slumbers,
Chloris, Chloris all the theme,
Why, why would'st thou, cruel—
Wake thy lover from his dream?