Go It While You're Young.
Money's scarce they say, and very well we know it,
Then surely, the best way is, while you're young to go it;
The banks are all flat broke, their rags are good for naught,
The species all bespoke, then certainly you ought to-
Go it while you're young,
For when you're old you can't;
Let scandal hold her tongue
And bid dull care avaunt.
Now single men get wives, the States may soldiers need,
There's plenty to be had, if parties agreed;
Learn them all to shoot, to them it will be sport,
Say your fathers fought before, then certainly you ought to-Chorus
Youth's the time for pleasure, life is but a span,
Gaiety's a treasure, seize it while you can,
Old men couldn't go it, were they to be hung,
Their looks and actions show it-then-Chorus.