American Old Time Song Lyrics: 11 Go It While Youre Young
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 11
Go It While You're Young.
Money's scarce they say, and very well we know it,
Then surely, the best way is, while you're young to go it;
The banks are all flat broke, their rags are good for naught,
The species all bespoke, then certainly you ought to-
Go it while you're young,
For when you're old you can't;
Let scandal hold her tongue
And bid dull care avaunt.
Now single men get wives, the States may soldiers need,
There's plenty to be had, if parties agreed;
Learn them all to shoot, to them it will be sport,
Say your fathers fought before, then certainly you ought to-Chorus
Youth's the time for pleasure, life is but a span,
Gaiety's a treasure, seize it while you can,
Old men couldn't go it, were they to be hung,
Their looks and actions show it-then-Chorus.