Carter Family Song Lyrics & Chords:
Hold fast to the right

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Hold fast to the right

Kneel [D]down by the side of your mother, my boy

You have [A]only a moment I [D]know

But stay till I give you this parting advice

It is [A]all that I have to be[D]stow


    Hold [G]fast to the right, hold [D]fast to the right

    Wher[A]ever your footsteps may [D]roam

    Oh for[G]sake not the way of a sal[D]vation my boy

    That you [A]learn'd from your mother at [D]home


You leave us to seek your employment, my boy

By the world you have yet to be tried

But in the temptations and trials you meet

May your heart to the Savior confide


* Refrain


I gave you to God in your cradle, my boy

And I've taught you the best that I knew

And as long as His mercies permit me to live

And I shall never cease praying for you


* Refrain


You will find in your satchel, a Bible, my boy

It's the book of all others the best

It will help you to leve and prepare you to die

And will lead to the gates of the blest


* Refrain