Friends That Are Good And True.
Music by Edmund Eysler
Words by Julius Steger
Published 1905 by M. Whitmark & Sons.


[Verse 1]
From 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 noth- ing bet- ter send,
Than a true and loy- al friend,
Friend in word in thought and deed,
Rea- dy in hours of need,

Friends that are good and true,
Each of us finds but few
You nev- er can tell can you
What friends will do for you?

Choose them with pro per care
Real friends are scarce and rare,
Hap- py in- deed is he,
Who can claim two or three.

[Verse 2]
I've a friend who deals in blocks,
Of those rich- es known as stocks,
He to me said don't delay
Pur- chase "liquid air" to- day,

For my tip is straight and pat,
Place a mort- gage on your flat,
Pawn the very shoes you wear,
Put all in "Ii- quid air,"

Friends that are good and true,
Each of us finds but few
You nev- er can tell can you
What friends will do for you?

I did as I was told
Lost all my hard earned gold,
"Liq- uid air" took a drop,
Hot air was all I got.

[Verse 3]
John- ny asked his friend to meet
His fian- ce so true and sweet.
Took them out with him to dine
Or- dered costly vin tage wine,

How he glowed in lov- ing pride,
When his friend in en- vy cried,
"Say, but you're a luck- y boy,
She is a dream of joy!"

Friends that are good and true,
Each of us finds but few
Read- y what- e're betide you
Standing close by your side.

The day that he was to wed,
John got a note that read,
I've been just mar ried to
Your friend so good and true.