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The Dam below the Mill by George W. Doneghy (1848 - 1917)

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The Springtime am a-comin', and the dogwood soon will bloom,
With the blossoms ten times thicker than the green leaves are in June,
And if yer want some pleasure that I nominate divine,
Just git yer minnow bucket, and yer hook and pole and line,
And slip away some mornin', when the weather's bright and still,
And hang a four-pound jumper at the dam below the mill!

There are lots of other pleasures in the old world here below,
And a mighty heap of happiness a feller 'll never know—
But never mind about 'em—just yer slip away and feel
That something so delectable that over yer will steal;
For it sets the pulses beatin' with a magic kind of thrill
When yer hang a four-pound jumper at the dam below the mill!

When yer 'gin to take the fever, and yer feel it comin' on,
Why yer boun' ter go a-fishin', just as shore as yer born;
Then ye'd better git yer trapping's in the proper kind o' fix,
And go and hear the music when yer reel a-spinnin' clicks;
For he rushes through the water at a pace that's fit ter kill
When yer hang a four-pound jumper at the dam below the mill!
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Post by llamaart »

Here you are @1:30.


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dambelowthemill_doneghy_adtr_128kb.mp3

And hey, first submission! I did a southern accent because, you know, why not? :wink:

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Thank you Allie, good reading, altohgh at 0:50 I hear "For it sets the pulses beatin' and a magic kind of thrill" The text reads "For it sets the pulses beatin' with a magic kind of thrill" :wink:
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DR The Story of The Treasure Seekers
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Thanks for the edit Allie, now PL OK. :D

Thank you scotty. :thumbs:
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"Just because you can doesn't mean you should"—my first law of life.
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Thank you Bruce, Kevin and Beeswaxcandle. :thumbs:
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Whoo! Yes, this was fun! Now to return to my, um, "strait-laced and professional-sounding" narration, and hope this here drawl don't steal over me agin. :lol:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/dambelowthemill_doneghy_rr_128kb.mp3 (1:49)
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Thank you redrun. :thumbs:

Here's my "Dam below the Mill" inspiration, actually right across the street (and this dam is beside the mill) :D
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Hmm, that doesn't seem to display for me. Might be because I'm not signed in to a Google account. :hmm:
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redrun wrote: December 5th, 2023, 8:53 pm Hmm, that doesn't seem to display for me. Might be because I'm not signed in to a Google account. :hmm:
The link is now a Dropbox link. :?
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