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Folk Song

X:1 T:Miller of Dee C:Trad K:C W:1. W:There was a jolly miller once W:Lived on the river Dee ; W:He work'd and sang from morn till night, W:No lark more blithe than he. W:And this the burden of his aong W:Forever used to be W:I care for nobody, no, not I, W:If nobody cares for me. W:. W:2. W:The reason why he was so blithe, W:He once did thus unfold W:The bread I eat my hands have earn'd; W:I covet no man's gold ; W:I do not fear next quarter-day; W:In debt to none I be. W:I care for nobody, no, not I, W:If nobody cares for me. W:. W:3. W:A coin or two I've in my purse, W:To help a needy friend ; W:A little I can give the poor, W:And still have some to spend. W:Though I may fail, yet I rejoice, W:Another's good hap to see. W:I care for nobody, no, not I, W:If nobody cares for me. W:. W:4. W:So let us his example take, W:And be from malice free; W:Let every one his neighbour serve, W:As served he'd like to be. W:And merrily push the can about W:And drink and sing with glee; W:If nobody cares a doit for us, W:Why not a doit care we % X:2 T:Miller of Dee C:Trad N:Found on a flyleaf dated 1716 K:C W:1. W:There was a jolly miller once W:Liv'd on the river Dee ; W:He danc'd and he sang from morn till night, W:No lark so blithe as he. W:And this the burden of his song W:For ever us'd to be W:I care for nobody, no, not I, W:If nobody cares for me. W:. W:2. W:I live by my mill, God bless her! W:She's kindred, child, and wife; W:I would not change my station W:For any other in life. W:No lawyer, surgeon, or doctor, W:E'er had a groat from me W:I care for nobody, no, not I, W:If nobody cares for me. W:. W:3. W:When Spring begins its merry career, W:Oh! how his heart grows gay ; W:No summer drought alarms his fears, W:Nor winter's sad decay; W:No foresight mars the miller's joy, W:Who's wont to sing and say- W:Let others toil from year to year, W:I live from day to day. W:. W:4. W:Thus like the miller, bold and free, W:Let us rejoice and sing; W:The days of youth are made for glee, W:And time is on the wing. W:This song shall pass from me to thee, W:Along this jovial ring W:Let heart and voice and all agree to say, W:"Long live the King." % % % % %

					
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