The Chimbley Sweep Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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I am a chimbley, a chimbley sweep
No bed to lie, no shoes to hold my feet
Upon the rooftops in dead of night
You'll hear me cry, I'll shake you from your sleep

To hear me weep
"Your day will come indeed
For I am a poor and a wretched boy
A chimbley, chimbley sweep."

I am an orphan, an orphan boy
I've known no love, I've seen no mother's joy
A dirty doorstep my cradle laid
My fortune's made, I'll shake you from your sleep

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Shanty for the Arethusa
  • 2 Billy Liar
  • 3 Los Angeles, I’m Yours
  • 4 The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
  • 5 The Bachelor and the Bride
  • 6 Song for Myla Goldberg
  • 7 The Soldiering Life
  • 8 Red Right Ankle
  • 9 The Chimbley Sweep
  • 10 I Was Meant for the Stage
  • 11 As I Rise


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 9 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
    release date: 2003-9-9
    popularity : 52 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:54
    producer: The Decemberists, Larry Crane and Adam Selzer
    engineer: Adam Selzer
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy

    Album Information

    label: Kill Rock Stars
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 759656037525
    script: Latin