The Chimbley Sweep 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

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

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"O lonely urchin!" the widow cried
"I’ve not been swept since the day my husband died."
Her cheeks a blushing, her legs laid bare
And shipwrecked there 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.
For I am a poor and a wretched boy
A chimbley chimbley sweep."






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A curious child pondering the blunt morbity of others | Reviewer: Divida | 4/20/09

Chimbley... I wonder if there is any specific meaning to this, is a chimbley perhaps a slang for sexual anatomy... I wonder did he(the artist, forgive my horrid memory)put himself in this orphans shoes and write it from the orphans view or instead did he(") instead think about orphans and write his point of view from their lonely tongues. I'll shake you from your sleep indeed.
~sophism in divida



two musicians sitting in a box. | Reviewer: kirsty and ben | 5/24/07

we are very bored, music exam at 2..it is now. 12.06 and we've been here since 9!! ben looked for a song on the internet and wee found this.. AMAZING SONG. i am a chimbley, a chimbley sweep, just gooood. :) :)





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