But I do think it’s important to have a little song in your heart while you work!
This past weekend I took care of my friends’ farm while they were out of town, and noticed that I had certain songs I’d sing during different tasks. When I was gathering eggs, it was I love you, a bushel and a peck…. When I was coming through the fields on the four-wheeler in the early morning, I would often break into Bob Marley songs or various selections from Fiddler on the Roof…. And yes, I admit I did sing a few bars of the Hallelujah Chorus once I’d finished moving the last broiler pen.
Apart from almost swallowing a mosquito while driving downhill (during my own rendition of Signed, Sealed, Delivered), the tunes put a little spring in my step and kept me in a cheery mood throughout chores. I’ve also noticed that singing comes in handy during the dry season when snakes start to wander out in the open – a good way to announce your presence to any slithering passersby.
What do you sing while you work?