I'll away, I'll away like a pleasant boy

I'll away, I'll away like a pleasant boy

Tune: THE HAPPY SCHOOL BOY
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I'll away, I'll away like a pleasant boy,
For my task I so quickly can learn:
I'll not stay, come away, it shall be my joy
To my school with good will to return.
The hour is up, the time is past,
When th' heart is glad time flies so fast.
Then away, then away like a pleasant boy,
I will play and study in turn.

2 Who's afraid, who's afraid of a little toil,
Or to work in the rain or the sun;
Study hard, study hard, 'tis but for a while,
And your work with the sooner be done.
When the heart's content, the mind is clear,
When the sun shines out, the scene 'twill cheer:
Come away, come away, like a merry boy
With a tug, and a pull, and a smile!

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #90

Text Information

First Line: I'll away, I'll away like a pleasant boy
Copyright: Public Domain

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Linden Harp #d54

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Linden Harp #90

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The Young Choir #110

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