Be friends with your brother again.
A.W. Auner, Song Publisher & Printer, Tenth and Race Sts.,
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- A short time ago I vowed I'd never row, And oft of that vow I have thought, Of the advice given to me on my mother's knee, And oft to my mem'ry its brought. [sic] I remember when a lad a quarrel I had, One day with my brother at play, When I struck him a blow, my temper to show, When my mother came to us and did say. Forgive and forget all troubles you've met, That may have caused both of you pain, I'll not happy be till I stand by and see, That you're friends with each other again. I thought him the worst yet I would not speak first, It fills me with sorrow and pain, I left home that day, and for years stayed away, Until in sorrow I met him again. I saw he was laid upon his death-bed, For death it was nigh and so plain, For he breathed a long sigh while I did stand by, And these are the words that he said. Forgive and forget, &c. A short time ago two soldiers I saw, Fight each other till they both really bled, They asked me to stay, and witness fair play, And these are the words that I said, Forgive and forget all the troubles you've met, Which may have caused both of you pain, I'll not happy be till I stand by and see, You are friends with each other again. Forgive and forget, &c.