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Housewife's Lament

Audio Idols2013年1月13日

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Housewife's Lament - Audio Idols

One day I was walking I heard a complaining

And saw an old woman the picture of gloom

She gazed at the mud on her doorstep ('twas raining)

And this was her song as she wielded her broom

 

Life is a trial and love is a trouble

 

Beauty will fade and riches will flee

 

Pleasures they dwindle and prices they double

And nothing is as I would wish it to be

 

It's sweeping at six and it's dusting at seven

It's victuals at eight and it's dishes at nine

It's potting and panning form ten to eleven

We scarce break our fast till we plan how to dine

With grease and with grime from corner to center

Forever at war and forever alert

No rest for a day lest the enemy enter

I spend my whole life in struggle with dirt

 

Life is a trial and love is a trouble

Beauty will fade and riches will flee

 

Pleasures they dwindle and prices they double

And nothing is as I would wish it to be

 

Last night in my dreams I was stationed forever

On a far little rock in the midst of the sea

My one chance of life was a ceaseless endeavor

To sweep off the waves as they swept over me

Alas Twas no dream; ahead I behold it

I see I am helpless my fate to avert

She lay down her broom her apron she folded

 

She lay down and died and was buried in dirt

 

Life is a trial and love is a trouble

Beauty will fade and riches will flee

Pleasures they dwindle and prices they double

And nothing is as I would wish it to be

 

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