American Old Time Song Lyrics: 25 Strike The Iron While It's Hot

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 25

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Strike the Iron While Its Hot.
Copyright, 1889 by William Gilligan.
Words and Music by William Gilligan.

As we journey through life let us live by the way,
Is an old and true maxim we hear day by day;
The old and the young, folks have something to do
To drive away care in the world we go through.
Our chances are few, but never despair.
Keep pushing along with a still, silent prayer;
Your fortune depends on the pluck you have got,
To strike the iron while it's hot.

Then strike the iron while it's hot,
And let your hammer ring;
True courage brings its own reward
And takes from life its sting.
The poverty you've long endured
Is checked right on the spot;
Take heed and learn your lesson well,
And strike the iron while it's hot.

If you meet with misfortune don't give up the ship,
But strive to do something And not lose your grip;
For time rolls along, both for rich and for poor.
Who knows what the morrow may bring to your door.
Bo cheerful and kind, let sorrow depart,
And charity hold the first place in your heart;
So when your time comes bless your own happy lot.
Just strike the iron while it's hot.- Chorus.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III