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VP_009685 Verse 1From the day when first we start, Each in life to play his part, Till we reach that perfect peace Where all care and toil shall cease, Fate can nothing better send, Than a true and loyal friend, Friend in word in thought and deed, Ready in hours of need. Friends that are good and true, Each of us finds but few You never can tell can you What friends will do for you? Choose them with proper care Real friends are scarce and rare, Happy indeed is he, Who can claim two or three. Verse 2I've a friend who deals in blocks, Of those riches known as stocks, He to me said don't delay Purchase "liquid air" today, For my tip is straight and pat, Place a mortgage on your flat, Pawn the very shoes you wear, Put all in "liquid air." Friends that are good and true, Each of us finds but few You never can tell can you What friends will do for you? I did as I was told Lost all my hardearned gold, "Liquid air" took a drop, Hot air was all I got Verse 3Johnny asked his friend to meet His fiance so true and sweet. Took them out with him to dine Ordered costly vintage wine, How he glowed in loving pride, When his friend in envy cried, "Say, but you're a lucky boy, She is a dream of joy." Friends that are good and true, Each of us finds but few Ready whate're betide Standing close by your side. The day that he was to wed, John got a note that read, I've been just married to Your friend so good and true.
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1 score (5 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
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Eysler, Edmund; Steger, Julius; and Edgar, "Friends That Are Good And True : Ilona" (1905). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 2954.