Jolly Miller


There was a jolly miller once
Liv'd on the river Dee
He work'd and sang from morn till night,
No lark more blithe than he
And this the burden of his song
For ever used to be
"I care for nobody, no, not I,
If nobody cares for me.

"I live by my mill, she is to me
Like kindred, child, and wife.
I would not change my own degree
So other many in life.
This song shall pass from me to thee
And happy we will be,
I care for nobody, no, not I,
If nobody cares for me."