Hør musikken her. mp3 fil. Varighed 3.13 min
The Miller Of The Dee
Benyttede i operaen "Love in a village" (1762) af
Komponisten Thomas Augustine Arne 1710-78
Erling Jan Sørensens klaver-arrangement
med egne forspil, mellemspil, efterspil.
There was a jolly miller once
lived on the river Dee;
He danced and sang from morn till night,
no lark so blithe as he;
And this the burden of his song
forever used to be: -
"I care for nobody, no not I,
if nobody cares for me.
"I live by my mill, God bless her!
she's kindred, child, and wife;
I would not change my station
for any other in life;
No lawyer, surgeon, or doctor e'er
had a groat from me;
I care for nobody, no not I
if nobody cares for me."
Thus, like the miller, bold and free,
let us rejoice and sing;
The days of youth are made for glee,
and time is on the wing;
This song shall pass from me to thee,
along the jovial ring;
Let heart and voice and all agree to say,
"Long live the king."