The Chimbley Sweep Song Lyrics

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 9 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
release date: 2003-9-9
popularity : 38 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

Cover Art

The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists cover art


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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