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Song (Dunbar, "Wintah, summah, snow er shine")

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             SONG

Wintah, summah, snow er shine,
  Hit's all de same to me,
Ef only I kin call you mine,
  An' keep you by my knee.

Ha'dship, frolic, grief er caih,
  Content by night an' day,
Ef only I kin see you whaih
  You wait beside de way.

Livin', dyin', smiles er teahs,
  My soul will still be free,
Ef only thoo de comin' yeahs
  You walk de worl' wid me.

Bird-song, breeze-wail, chune er moan,
  What puny t'ings dey 'll be,
Ef w'en I 's seemin' all erlone,
  I knows yo' hea't 's wid me.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.