DON'T SIT DOWN
Written Composed and sung by TOM GLEN.
THIS POPULAR SONG CAN ALWAYS BE HAD POET'S Box,
There's people in this world, who though,
Possesed of strenth and health;
Will sit and sigh and grumble,
Because they have not wealth;
Instiad of trying to win it,
They're time they wile away,
When people such as these I meet,
To them these words I say.
Don't sit and grumble,
Tho' you happen to be poor;
But joyfuly remember.
That there's bitter days in store.
Tho' the present may look gloomy.
The future may be bright:
And you may yet be prosperious,
If you strive with all your might.
Its foolishness to sit and greive,
Because dime fortune on you frowns;
For there's very few glides through this world,
Without they're ups and downs.
Through fortune be against you,
You shold strive with heart and will;
To overcome all obstials,
While journeying up life's hill.
Pluck up courage don't dispair,
And let your motto be;
Onwards, and you soon will gain,
The top branch of the tree,
Though oppressed by poverty,
To sorrow don't give way :
But face it beldly lake a man,
And remember what I say?'
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Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(91b)
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