“Young People, Take Warning”


"Young People all, attention give And hear what I shall say, I wish your soul with Christ to live In everlasting day." The singer warns against the pleasures of the flesh and tells of the dangers of Hell. He reminds them that death is coming


Although this shares stanzas with "The Blind Man's Regret," they don't really seem to be the same song. The latter describes how the blind man went blind; this song seems a pure warning. It seems more likely that the verses floated. At the very least, it's uncertain enough that we split. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 653, "Young People, Take Warning" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7574
  3. BI, R653


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1920
Keywords: religious warning
Found in: US(So)