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First Line: Early when cocks do crow
Last Line: Would it were over!
Alternate Author Name(s): Moricke, Eduard Friedrich


EARLY when cocks do crow
Ere the stars dwindle,
Down to the hearth I go,
Fire must I kindle.

Fair leap the flames on high,
Sparks they whirl drunken;
I watch them listlessly
In sorrow sunken.

Sudden it comes to me,
Youth so fair seeming,
That all the night of thee
I have been dreaming.

Tears then on tears do run
For my false lover;
Thus has the day begun—
Would it were over!





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