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GUEST,Karen Lyr Req: Old Man Livin' at the Mill (Dillards) (32) RE: Lyr Req: Old Man Livin' at the Mill 07 Oct 09


It was so fascinating to read through these responses, which I found while searching for the history of this song. My daughter learned it at school last year, from a great teacher in Seattle who does a lot of traditional folk songs. Whether or not this is an "accurate" rendition, this is how the kids seem to sing it:

Jolly is the miller boy who lives by the mill
Mill goes around of its own free will
Corn in the hopper and meal in the sack
Ladies step forward and the gents turn back

Raining, hailing, cold stormy weather
In comes the farmer, drinkin' up the cider
You'll be the reaper and I'll be the binder
Lost my true love, where can I find her?

Love that these songs are being handed down to the kiddos! Thanks for everyone's assiduous research and careful shepherding of them through the generations.


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