Dull Cares
 

Citation

“Dull Cares,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 18, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31483.


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Title

Dull Cares

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a lamination-related crease at the upper right corner. There is a minor tear at the middle right edge.

Subject

Folk songs Mental health -- Songs and music Worry -- Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/30/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Dull Cares

Why should we at our lots complain,
Or grieve at our distress!
Some think if they could riches gain,
They would gain true happiness,
Alas! How vain is all their gain!
This life will soon decay.
Then whilst we are here with friends so dear,
Let us drive dull cares away.

The only circumstances in life,
That ever I could find,
To soften care or temper strife,
Was a contented mind
Having that store we have much more,
Than wealth could ever convey
And whilst we are here with friends so dear,
We will drive dull cares away.

Why should the rich despise the poor?
Why should the poor repine?
We all will in a few years more,
In equal friendship join.
We are much to blame, we are all the same,
This life is made of clay
So whilst we are here with friends so dear,
Let us drive dull cares away.

Let us make the best we can of life,
Not render it a curse
But take it, as you would a wife,
For better or for worse.
Life at the best is but a jest.
A dreary wind is day.
So whilst we are here with friends so dear,
We will drive dull cares away.

Decline of life, old age comes on,
And we are young no more,
Let us now repine at what we have done,
Nor grieve that youth is over,
But cheerful be as formerly,
And innocently gay.
And whilst we are here, with friends so dear,
Let us drive dull cares away.

Classification Title

Dull Cares

Document Title

Dull Cares

Scholarly Classification

Appears in The New England Pocket Songster, 1846

Dimensions - Original

213 mm x 277 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_DullCares_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-05-26

Transcribed By

Susan G. Pepper

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