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!