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A Song For Merry Harvest

“A SONG FOR MERRY

HARVEST

Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep

its fullest, loudest string.

The bee below, the bird above, are

teaching us to sing

A song for merry harvest; and the one

who will not bear

His grateful part partakes a boon he

ill deserves to share.

The grasshopper is pouring forth his

quick and trembling notes;

The laughter of the gleaner’s child,

the heart’s own music Hoats.

Up! up! I say, a roundelay from every

voice that lives

Should welcome merry harvest, and

bless the God that gives.

Is the pudding done?

Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie!”

Eliza Cook

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