1 Who often with me kindly play'd,
And all my little playthings made?
Who sought for me the cooling shade?
2 Who to school my books would bear,
And lead me o'er the bridge with care,
And lessons find for me, when there?
3 Who gather'd apples from the tree,
Chestnuts, and walnuts, too, for me?
Who, cheerful, did all this? 'twas thee.
4 And when a present he had got,
O! who was it that ne'er forgot
To share with me his happy lot?
5 These joyful days must have an end,
But O, to me thy kindness lend,
And still remain my dearest friend,
6 And may I ever grateful be,
For all thy kindness shown to me,
And ne'er withdraw my love from thee,
My brother.Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #95b