“Dustman, dustman!” Through the deserted square he cries, And babies put their rosy fists Into their eyes.
There’s nothing out of No-man’s-land So drowsy since the world began, As “Dustman, dustman, Dustman.”
- Bliss Carman, (1861-1929)
With its haunting melodies and attractive call and response format, “The Dustman” is a real favorite among young singers. A comfortable vocal range, combined with a fair share of imitation and unison singing make it equally effective for choirs or vocal duet. A slightly more complex version is available from the composer, Martha Hill Duncan
“The Dustman” was commissioned by Young Choristers Limestone and Director, Jan LeClair of Kingston, Ontario in 2001.