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Who Shall Count For Thee

  • (Trad)

    Rich in gold thou art, in thy hand is plenty
    Silver is thy store, and yet thy heart is empty
    Who shall count for thee, and what shall be the measure
    What in time shall prove to be thy greatest treasure

    Rich in pride and fame, dearly has it cost thee
    Noted is thy name, and yet thy friends have lost thee
    Who shall count for thee, and what shall be the measure
    What in time shall prove to be thy greatest treasure

    Rich in silks and fine coats of softest leather
    Yet can they the storm of friendless trouble weather
    Who shall count for thee, and what shall be the measure
    What in time shall prove to be thy greatest treasure

    Rich in music sweet, strings and voice combining
    Yet bitter is thy tongue, by foes and friends aligning
    Who shall count for thee, and what shall be the measure
    What in time shall prove to be thy greatest treasure

    Rich in loving poured like a rain upon thee
    Not for love's reward but angry glances from thee
    Yet I shall count for thee unto the fullest measure
    Constancy shall prove by friends thy greatest treasure

    (as sung by Jean Redpath)

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