IT is well enough to cheer for the brother who is up,
It is fine to praise the brother who has captured victory’s cup;
But don’t keep your kind words always for the man who’s won renown,
For the boy who really needs them is the fellow who is down.
Give a cheer when men deserve it, shout your praise for them to hear,
Don’t reserve your admiration till a man is on his bier,
But remember as you wander every day about the town
That a kind word will work wonders for the brother who is down.
For the man on top is happy, and he has a thousand friends,
He can always get a kind word, no matter where he wends,
But the brother who is striving to attain a laurel crown
Often needs a friend to help him. Don’t neglect the brother down.