KEEP A-GOIN'

By Frank L. Stanton (1857-1927)
  1. If you strike a thorn or rose, Keep a-goin'! If it hails or if it snows, Keep a-goin'! 'Taint no use to sit an' whine When the fish ain't on your line; Bait your hook an' keep a-tryin'-- Keep a-goin'!
  2. When the weather kills your crop, Keep a-goin'! Though 'tis work to reach the top, Keep a-goin'! S'pose you're out o' ev'ry dime, Gittin' broke ain't any crime; Tell the world you're feelin' prime-- Keep a-goin'!
  3. When it looks like all is up, Keep a-goin'! Drain the sweetness from the cup, Keep a-goin'! See the wild birds on the wing, Hear the bells that sweetly ring, When you feel like singin', sing-- Keep a-goin'!