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I adapted this public domain melody and chorus with new verses for my Move in Closer album.

Recorded live October 22, 2021 at Missoula's favorite dance hall, the Union Club Bar and Grill.


Public domain chorus arranged with new lyrics by Britt Arnesen

Chorus: Awake awake to love and work
The lark is in the sky
The fields are wet with diamond dew
The world’s awake to cry

Blessed are those in whom you live
Whose lives become your roads
As we travel through this weary world
And only hard times know


Guard my mouth set watch to my door
Don’t let me much as dream
Of the evil that schemes to steal my heart
Out from under your wings


At dusk at dawn at noon I sigh
My life is well and whole
Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders
He will carry your load


So let the joyous sun come up
As we ride meekly by


from Live at the Union Club Missoula, released January 1, 2021
Acoustic guitar and vocals, songwriter - Britt Arnesen
Drums - Damien Margo
Bass - Ron Meissner


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Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. She plays in the longtime Missoula band Pinegrass. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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