When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging is all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learn.
And many a person turns about,
When they might have won had they stuck it out.
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown,
Success is failure turned inside out,
You can't run away without a shout;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit!