Housewife's Lament Karaoke 1950s Standards

Karaoke Housewife's Lament 1950s Standards

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Song key: D

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Lyrics of Housewife's Lament

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 t'was 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 the dishes at nine
It's potting and panning from ten to eleven
We scarce break our fast till we plan how to dine
With grease and with grime from the corner to center forever at war and forever alert
No rest for a day lest the enemy enter
I spend my whole life in a 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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