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Traditional
  1. There was a jolly miller once
    Lived on the river Dee ;
    He work'd and sang from morn till night,
    No lark more blithe than he.
    And this the burden of his aong
    Forever used to be
    I care for nobody, no, not I,
    If nobody cares for me.
  2. The reason why he was so blithe,
    He once did thus unfold
    The bread I eat my hands have earn'd;
    I covet no man's gold ;
    I do not fear next quarter-day;
    In debt to none I be.
    I care for nobody, no, not I,
    If nobody cares for me.
  3. A coin or two I've in my purse,
    To help a needy friend ;
    A little I can give the poor,
    And still have some to spend.
    Though I may fail, yet I rejoice,
    Another's good hap to see.
    I care for nobody, no, not I,
    If nobody cares for me.
  4. So let us his example take,
    And be from malice free;
    Let every one his neighbour serve,
    As served he'd like to be.
    And merrily push the can about
    And drink and sing with glee;
    If nobody cares a doit for us,
    Why not a doit care we