American Old Time Song Lyrics: 34 Remember Boys Make Men
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 34
REMEMBER, BOYS MAKE MEN.
Copyright, 1891, by Will Rossiter.
By J. O. D. de Bondy.
When you see a ragged urchin standing wistful in the street,
With torn hat and knee less trousers, dirty face And bare red feet,
Pass not by the child unheeding, smile upon him; mark me! when
He's grown he'll not forget it; for, remember, boys make men.
When the buoyant, youthful spirits overflow in boyish freak,
Chide your child in gentle accents; do not in your anger speak;
You must sow in youthful bosoms seeds of tender mercies; then
Plants will grow And bear good fruitage, When the erring boys are men.
Let us try to add some pleasures to the life of every boy;
Show him that you take an interest in his sorrows and his joys.
Make his home-life more attractive, he'll avoid the secret den,
And seek for pleasure elsewhere-just remember, boys make men.