American Old Time Song Lyrics: 20 Many Can Help One

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 20

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Some very good sayings I've heard in ray time,
And some I believe to be true;
The one I will mention to-night in my song
Is one that is well-known to you;
If you meet a man who is down in the world
And assistance you can't give him any,
Remember that many can always help one,
Where one cannot always help many.

Then give what you can to those in distress,
Let it be a dime or a penny,
For many can help one I've heard people say,
Where one cannot always help many.

How often a trifle would save a man's life
When he is near dying for want;
He's tried to live honest all through his lifetime.
But finds in the end that he can't;
At last he is tempted to steal or to starve,
His rich friends they all pass him by;
They heed not his wishes, they care not his wants,
He's left like a dog there to die.-Chorus

A man may be wealthy one end of the year,
The next one be wretched and poor;
He's struggled his hardest to keep himself up.
But has sunk down to poverty's door;
Such men as these deserve your support,
So give it to them who most need;
For those who've experienced poverty know
'Tis a very hard battle indeed.-Chorus

I hope what I've mentioned to-night in my 6ong,
That nothing I've said out of place;
A man may be poor but still honest be,
For poverty 'tis no disgrace;
Then give what you can with a generous heart,
No knowing when the tide it may turn;
Just give him a chance to rise up in the world.
And your kindness he's sure to return.-Chorus
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