Heavy the Beat of the Weary Waves
(Old Dirge from the Isle of Mull)

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Lesley Nelson-Burns

The tune is an old air An cronan Muilach. Heavy the beat of the weary waves,
Falling, falling, o'er and o'er upon the rocky shore,
When he comes no more alas! no more!
Och-one! Evermore, Och-one.

Tears of despair from the weeping sky,
Falling to the earth beneath,
And o'er the gloomy heath
Hangs a misty pall of death, of death!
Och-one! Evermore, Och-one!
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