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1859

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When a Little Farm We Keep
J. Mazzinghi

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

When a little farm we keep,
And have little girls and boys,
With little pigs and sheep,
To make a little noise
O what happy, merry days we'll see!
O what happy, merry days we'll see.

Then we'll keep a little maid,
And a little man beside;
And a little horse and pad
To take a little ride:
With the children sitting on our knee,
With the children sitting, sitting on our knee,
Oh! what happy, merry days we'll see.
With the children sitting on our knee.

The girls I'll instruct,
In music I presage,
Each girl is a proficient
Now girl your sol mi fa,
Do re mi fa.... mi fa....mi fa do mi do
fa do sol do la fa do mi do fa do
sol me fa la si do re mi fa sol la....

The boys I'll conduct,
In reading I'll engage
Each son is not deficient,
Now boy your B A Ba,
Now boy your B A Ba,
You pretty, pretty boy,
Now mind your B A Ba.
I'll tell you a pretty story
If you'll mind your B A Ba.
LIttle Jack Horner sat in a corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum,
Saying what a good boy was I.

When a little farm we keep,
Oh! what merry days we'll see,
what happy, what merry,
What happy days we'll see.

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