Originally published in The Convivial Songster, 1782
There was a jolly miller once liv'd on the river Dee;|
He danc'd and he sang from morn till night, no lark so blithe as he.
And this the burden of his song for ever us'd to be
I care for nobody, no, not I, if nobody cares for me.
2. I live by my mill, God bless her! she's kindred, child, and wife;
3. When Spring begins its merry career, oh! how his heart grows gay;
4. Thus like the miller, bold and free, let us rejoice and sing;
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