The merry, merry boys

Who turns the whole house upside down

Author: Belle Case Harrington
Tune: [Who turn the whole house upside down]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who turn the whole house upside down?
The boys, the boys, the romping, heedless boys.
Who make a turmoil all thro’ town?
The boys, the noisy, careless boys.

Refrain:
There’s a place in the world for the merry, merry boys,
With all their fun and noise,
With all their fun and noise;
All the earth would be sad should it lose the happy boys,
There’s a place in the world for the boys.

2 Who laugh and shout when storms beat wild?
The boys, the boys, the healthy, happy boys.
Who stretch at ease when sun shines mild?
The boys, the lazy, careless boys. [Refrain]

3 Who make the men the world calls great?
The boys, the boys, the mischief-loving boys.
The gospel bring to those who wait?
The boys, the restless, eager boys. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #161

Author: Belle Case Harrington

Early 20th Century Harrington seems to have been living in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1943. Her works include: The Gift of Gifts, a Christmas cantata Orders from the Great Commander, 1917 --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Who turns the whole house upside down
Title: The merry, merry boys
Author: Belle Case Harrington
Refrain First Line: There's a place in the world
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