Scripture Verse

The wise listen to advice. Proverbs 12:15

Introduction

Words: Is­aac W. San­born, in the mag­a­zine Gold­en Hours, ed­it­ed by I. W. Wi­ley & S. W. Will­iams (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; & St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Hitch­cock & Wal­den), Volume 2-9, March 1870, page 151.

Music: Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Tullius C. O’Kane
(1830–1912)

Lyrics

Ever to the right, boys,
Ever to the right!
Give a ready hand and true
To the work you have to do.
Ever to the right,
Ever to the right.

Refrain

Ever (to the right) boys,
Ever (to the right) boys,
Ever to the right, boys,
Ever to the right.

Ever to the right, boys,
Ever to the right!
Never let your parents say,
Why my wishes disobey?
Ever to the right,
Ever to the right.

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Ever to the right, boys,
Ever to the right!
No known duty try to shun,
Faithful be to every one—
Ever to the right,
Ever to the right.

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Ever to the right, boys,
Ever to the right!
Speak the truth, the right pursue,
Honest be in all you do—
Ever to the right,
Ever to the right.

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Ever to the right, boys,
Ever to the right!
Time is gold; do what you can,
Make your mark and be a man—
Ever to the right,
Ever to the right.

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Ever to the right, boys,
Ever to the right!
Seek the Savior in your youth,
He’s the Life, the Way, the Truth—
Ever to the right,
Ever to the right.

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