This song was one of our children's favourites. It was one among the folksy repertoire that the Professor sang to them at bedtime. I always found it a tear- jerker, and profoundly sad, which is unusual, as I am mostly accused of preferring the beat over the lyrics. Today it's my theme song.
I'll be back again soon, and if I have air waves, I may get a few posts off from Maine. I may be too busy eating lobster and picking blueberries, but you can keep playing the song for a bit. It's an oldie but a goodie.