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"Carry the joy of the hills to the sea..."

The Rivulet


copy of illstration from first publication of poem. Black and white etching of a rivulet or stream passing through a wood, with some of the words of the poem beside it




21: The Rivulet

Recording Artists: Iain Burnside & Andrew Kennedy

The song was published in both the Key of G and A.

Lucy Larcom was an American poet, the ninth of ten children, who worked in the cotton mills as a ‘doffer’ from the age of 11 to 21.

The account of her childhood, A New England Girlhood, is commonly used as a reference when studying the period.


Lucy Larcom (1824 - 1893) Cramer 1924 currently out of print