Have Courage, My Boy, to Say No You started today on your journey, alone on the highway of life You will meet with a thousand temptations, each city with evil is rife. The world is a stage of excitement, no matter wherever you go But if you are tempted in weakness, have courage, my boy, to say no. cho: Have courage, my boy, to say no. Have courage, my boy, to say no. Have courage, my boy, have courage, my boy. Have courage, my boy, to say no. The bright ruby wine may be offered, no matter how tempting it be From poison that stings like a viper, my boy have the courage to flee The vile gambling dens are before you, the lights how they sway to and fro But if you are tempted to enter, have courage, my boy, to say no. In courage alone lies your safety, as you the long journey begin But trust in your Heavenly Father will keep you unspotted from sin Temptations will go on increasing, like streams from a rivulet flow But if you are true to your manhood, have courage, my boy, to say no. Published in Mormon Songs from the Rocky Mountains, compiled by Thomas E. Cheney, also in Pioneer Songs, compiled in 1932 by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. The values presented in this song are still espoused by the Latter Day Saints. All songs in this file taken from They Think We Live on Carrots Down in Utah, a collection of old pioneer melodies, dance tunes, and songs recorded in 1995 by Cory Webster and several other musicians at the University of Utah. The recording is copyright (C) 1995 by Cory Webster. JW oct97
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