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The mill

Language: English

Winding and grinding
Round goes the mill:
Winding and grinding
Should never stand still.
Ask not if neighbor
Grind-great or small:
Spare not your labor,
Grind your wheat all.
Winding and grinding round goes the mill:
Winding and grinding should never stand still.

Winding and grinding
Work through the day,
Grief never minding --
Grind it away!
What though tears dropping
Rust as they fall?
Have no wheel stopping --
Work comforts all.
Winding and grinding round goes the mill:
Winding and grinding should never stand still.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2012-04-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 20
Word count: 85

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