I Am A Temperance Advocate


I am a temp’rance advocate,
I stand for the right;
The subject I will agitate,
And stir up the fight,
‘Till you, and you, and you, and you
Shall with us take a stand
Against the tyrant Alcohol,
And drive him from the land.

Refrain:
Who’ll join our band!
Will you? will you?
Who’ll join our band!
Will you? will you?
There’s not a nobler work to do
For God or man today!
Then give your help and sympathy,
To drive the curse away.

Our motto is a noble creed;
‘Tis one that shall win!
‘Twill clothe the poor, the hungry feed,
And wealth it will win;
It means a steady nerve; a brain
That’s clear to comprehend;
An honest heart, and free from stain,
And blessing without end. [Refrain]

On ev’ry hand we see the work,
Of rum, gin and wine;
It spareth neither rich or poor-
The dear friend, nor mine,
Then with us put your shoulder to
The wheel and firmly stand,
Then by and by our flag shall wave
Victorious o’er the land. [Refrain]