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Old Man at the Mill

as sung by Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen on "The Song Train"

Same old man sitting at the mill
The mill turns around of its own free will
Hand in the hopper and the other in the sack
Ladies step forward and the gents fall back

Down sat an owl with his head all white
Lonesome day and a lonesome night
Thought I heard a pretty girl say
Court all night and you sleep next day

Well then, said the raven as she flew
If I was a young one I'd get two
One for to fetch and the other for to sew
I'd have me a new string for my bow

My old man's from Kalamazoo
He don't give no "yes, I do"
First to the left and then to the right
This old mill grinds day and night

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