Never Push, a Man When He's Going Down the Hill.
In this sensation century,
Good songs are very few,
The words are little cared for.
If the music it is new;
And subjects they are hard to And,
But I have found one still,
That's "Never push a man because
He's going down the hill."
Then help one another, boys,
Should fortune on you shine;
Remember, when you give your mite,
"Poverty is no crime!"
Though little be the offering, boys,
Give it with good will,
But never push a man because
He's going down the bill.
In this wide world there's many a man,
With brave and honest heart.
Who to raise his wife and family
In business makes a start;
But still his ends don't seem to meet,
Work which way he will.
Fate seems to be against him,
And-he's going down the bill.-Chorus.
As we journey on in daily life,
How many men we find,
That Poverty's a grievous sin,
To think they are inclin'd;
They meet, in sad adversity.
Some old friend, Tom or Bill,
And pass him by disdainfully,
As he's going down the bill.-Chorus.
Should e'er you meet an honest man
Struggling on with fate,
Ne'er speak words of discouragement,
Nor tell him 'tis "Too late!"
Don't sneer as you pass by him,
But help him with a will.
And perhaps some day you'll meet him
On the summit of the hill.-Chorus.