Grumblers

In country, town or city some people can be found

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [In country, town or city some people can be found]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In country, town or city some people can be found
Who spend their lives in grumbling at ev’rything around,
O yes, they always grumble, no matter what we say,
For these are chronic grumblers and they grumble night and day.

Refrain:
O they grumble on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, grumble on Thursday too,
Grumble on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, grumble the whole week thru.
O they grumble on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, grumble on Thursday too,
Grumble on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, grumble the whole week thru.

2 They grumble in the city, they grumble on the farm,
They grumble at their neighbors, they think it is no harm;
They grumble at their husbands, they grumble at their wives,
They grumble at their children; but the grumbler never thrives. [Refrain]

3 They grumble when it’s raining, they grumble when it’s dry,
And if the crops are failing, they grumble and they sigh.
They grumble at low prices and grumble when they’re high,
They grumble all the year ‘round and they grumble till they die. [Refrain]

4 They grumble at the preacher, they grumble at his prayer,
They grumble at his preaching, they grumble ev’rywhere;
They grumble at God’s people and say ‘tis all display;
But holy folks don’t grumble, they have only time to pray. [Refrain]

5 They stay away from meeting because it’s hot or cold,
Or else it looks like raining, a headache or a cold;
And when the off’rings taken they’re sure to pout or sigh
And say they feel so sorry always money is the cry. [Refrain]

6 If you don’t quit your grumbling and stop it now and here,
You’ll never get to heaven, no grumblers enter there.
Repent and be converted, be saved from all your sin;
You know that grumbling Christians find it hard a crown to win. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #63

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In country, town or city some people can be found
Title: Grumblers
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O they grumble on Monday
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Action Songs for Boys and Girls, Vol.2 #d9

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Gospel Quintet Songs #d77

Happy-Time Songs No.2 #d6

Praises for Children #d33

TextAudio

Songs of Summerland #63

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