Vermont

DESCRIPTION: "In vain we lavish out our lives To gather the empty wind. The choicest blessing earth can yield Will starve an hungry mind. Come and the Lord shall feed our sould With more substantial meat, With such saints in glory love, With such as angels eat."
AUTHOR: William Billings
EARLIEST DATE: 1778 (Billings, the SInging Master's Assistant, according to Flanders)
KEYWORDS: home food nonballad
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 1-2, "Vermont" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7063
NOTES: For more about composer William Billings, see the notes to "Chester." - RBW
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File: FNG001

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