The Kicker (Maro Loomis Bartlett)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-19)  CPDL #75536:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-19).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 480 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Kicker
Composer: Maro Loomis Bartlett
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901 Echo Music Co.

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Original text and translations

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Kicking in the morning, kicking all the day;
Kicking if he’s busy, kicking at delay;
Thus the chronic kicker fills his life with woes,
Frowning, grumbling, wrangling, everywhere he goes.

Nothing ever suits him, always finding fault;
Every kind of pleasure he is sure to halt;
Scowling at the children, growling at his wife;
Turning peace and comfort into constant strife.

Kicking in the morning, kicking all the day;
Kicking in the evening, kicking should he pray;
Kicking while he’s thinking, kicking while in bed;
Wonder if he’ll keep on kicking when he’s dead?

Kicking if the weather happens to be dry;
Kicking when the rain is tumbling from the sky;
Kicking in the summer, heat has then no charm;
Kicking in the winter, then he’d have it warm.

Kicking every mealtime, glaring at the meat;
Often he is saying: “Nothing fit to eat.”
Kicking when he’s reading, grumbling at the light;
Now and then denouncing everything in sight.

Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph