Now Boys Attend Should Miscalled Friend


Now, boys, attend: should miscalled friend
Some tempting treat display,
By tavern sign or homemade wine,
Just face the other way.

Refrain:
Face the other way, boys,
Face the other way,
In spite of censure or applause,
Face the other way;
Face, face,
Face the other way,
In spite of censure or applause,
Face the other way.

The social glass you must not pass,
But God and truth obey;
And ne’er turn back on duty’s track,
But face the other way. [Refrain]

Should lovely maid, your mirth to aid,
Present the glad and say,
Behold, the wine I’ve brought is thine,
Just face the other way. [Refrain]

The liquor host with all their boast
Must not your hearts dismay;
Fear not defeat, nor once retreat,
But face the other way. [Refrain]

Let others hear your words of cheer;
Go, bid the souls astray
Their steps retrace, by God’s free grace,
And face the other way. [Refrain]