Welcome to Harvest Fest!
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Hi! Come and sing, for the harvest is over,
Fields are mowed, the grain is stored, and straw is in the stack.
Haymow is bursting with sweet scented clover;
Trees are shaken, apples picked, the wagon’s heading back.
We shall rejoice tonight knowing that when it’s light,
birds and beasts and poorer folk may take what is their right.
Hi! Bring the sheaves to be made into garlands,
Bring the leaves, the roses pink and daisies white and blue.
Our threshing floor, true to custom in our land
Shall be decked with all the season’s beauty, good and true.
Children already prance! Girls are waiting for the chance!
Ends the festive evening in a joyous harvest dance!
Text: Danish Folk Song; trans. by Saralice Petersen
Music: Danish Folk Melody
We are Stewards
We are stewards, and what we are worth,
We shall prove as we plow the good earth,
And are sowing, where for others the grain will be growing.
There is stony and thorn covered soil,
There is heart-breaking, back-breaking toil;
Fellow workers, let us never be counted as shirkers.
There are struggles that try a man’s soul,
And defeats within sight of the goal,
But what treasure wins the man who lives only for pleasure?
Yes, our life shall be rich and be strong,
Be inspired like a beautiful song,
Though we never see the fruit of our honest endeavor.
Text: Kr. Ostergaard; trans. by S.D. Rodholm
Music: J.P. Harbo; arr. by H. Nutzhorn
From “Songs of the Prairie”
Like to lend your voice?
Our next program will be October 13th with the theme of “ring”
If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!
To submit a response, please make an audio recording and email it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.
Contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 12th.
Also accepting responses for —
“drift” — October 19th