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Thread #5717 Message #1008860
Posted By: GUEST,MCP
27-Aug-03 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Twas on a Monday Morning, O
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: HANGING OUT THE LINEN CLOTHES
Here's the American Songbag version.
HANGING OUT THE LINEN CLOTHES
'Twas on a Monday morning, the first I saw my darling
A-hanging out the linen clothes, a hanging out the linen clothes.
'Twas on a Tuesday morning, the first I saw my darling
A-taking in the linen clothes, a-taking in the linen clothes.
'Twas on a Wednesday morning, the first I saw my darling
A-ironing of the linen clothes, a-ironing of the linen clothes.
'Twas on a Thursday morning, the first I saw my darling
A-mending of the linen clothes, a-mending of the linen clothes.
'Twas on a Friday morning, the first I saw my darling
A-folding of the linen clothes, a-folding of the linen clothes.
'Twas on a Sunday morning, the first I saw my darling
A-wearin of the linen clothes, a-wearing of the linen clothes.
Source: Carl Sandburg:The American Songbag, from Pauline Jacobson and friends of San Francisco
His notes say:
"From the break of day till set of sun, woman's work is never done. In those days there was linen. And woman took thought about her clothes. Six days she toiled and smoothed and fashioned her linen garb and vestment, and all the time she hoped to look good and seem fair and acceptable in the eyes of her "darling" who, the song says, saw her at work. He regarded her all the more highly because she was a working girl fixing her own clothes. Grandmothers of the present generation of Californians sang this song over wash-tubs and ironing boards, over needles as they stitched and hemmed. Thus we have it from Pauline Jacobson and friends in San Francisco."
T:Hanging Out The Linen Clothes
S:The American Songbag, Carl Sandburg ex Pauline Jacobson & friends
E|GG GA (GF) EF|GG GA (GF) E
w:Twas on a Mon-day morn_ing, the first I saw my dar_ling
F|G<G GA GF E>F|G<G G>A GF E||
w:A-hang-ing out the lin-en clothes, a hang-ing out the lin-en clothes.
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