FREE AND EASY.
I'm the lad that's free and easy
Wheresoe'er I chance to be,
And I'll do my best to please ye,
If you will but list to me-
So let the world jog along as it will,
I'll be free And easy still;
Free and easy, free and easy,
I'll be free and easy still.
Some there are who meet their troubles.
Others drown their cares in drink;
Half our trials are but bubbles,
Fretting forges many a link.-Chorus.
I envy neither great nor wealthy,
Poverty I ne er despise,
Let me be contented, healthy,
And the boon I'll dearly prize.-Chorus.
The great have cares I little know of,
All that glitters is not gold,
Merit's seldom made a show of,
And true worth is rarely bold.-Chorus.
Why then waste our days in fretting?
The longest lane must have nn end,
The wealth that costs such toil in getting,
Takes but little time to spend.-Chorus.
I care for all, yet care for no man,
Those who mean well need not fear,
I like a man, and love a woman.
What else makes this life so dear!-Chorus.