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Thread #57689   Message #908511
Posted By: GUEST,Q
12-Mar-03 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Looking for US handloom songs
Subject: RE: Looking for US handloom songs
Lyr. Add: I Am A Little Weaver
I am a little weaver, and pleasant are my days,
My little wheel keeps whirling, and round me kitty plays:
My life so calm and happy, so bright and active is,
There's no joy I wish for to crown my earthly bliss,
My songs are never silent, but in the peaceful night,
I always rise to labor when day is growing light,
But tho I am so busy, I'm sure I do not care,
They rather should be pitied who always idle are.

And while my wheel keeps whirling, the hours they seem not long,
I feel each day so happy, so lively is my song;
My work it never wearies, but gives me strength you see,
And I am always cheerful, oh! don't you envy me.
I care not for the dainties, nor all the splendid things,
That from beyond the ocean the rich man's vessel brings,
My daily food so humble, I am content to eat,
Nor will I ever envy the wealthy or the great.

By E. C. B., copyright by G. P. Read, 1853; S. Brainard Songs.
Sheet music and lyrics, Vocal Beauties 6, American Memory website.