The Entered Apprentice's Song


1.--Solo:
Come, let us prepare; We Brothers that are
Met together on merry Occasion;
Let's drink, laugh and sing; Our Wine has a Spring,
Here's a health to an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:
Let's drink, laugh and sing; Our Wine has a Spring,
Here's a health to an Accepted Mason.

2.--Solo:
The world is in pain our secrets to gain,
But still let them wonder and gaze on;
'Til they're shown the Light; They'll ne'er know the Right
Word or Sign of an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:
‘Til they're shown the Light; They'll ne'er know the Right
Word or Sign of an Accepted Mason.

3.--Solo:
Tis this and 'tis that, They cannot tell what,
Why so many great Men of the Nation,
Should Aprons put on, To make themselves one.
With a Free or an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:
Should Aprons put on, To make themselves one.
With a Free or an Accepted Mason.

4.--Solo:
Great Kings Dukes and Lords have laid by their swords,
This our Mist'ry to put a good grace on;
And ne'er been ashamed to hear themselves named
With a Free or an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:
And ne'er been ashamed to hear themselves named
With a Free or an Accepted Mason.

 5.--Solo :
Antiquity's pride We have on our side,
It makes each man just in his station;
There's nought but what's good to be understood
By a Free or an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:
There's nought but what's good to be understood
By a Free or an Accepted Mason.

6.--Solo :
We're true and sincere,  We're just to the Fair;
They'll trust us on any occasion;
No mortal can more The Ladies adore
Than a Free and an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:
No mortal can more The Ladies adore
Than a Free and an Accepted Mason.

All standing and joining hand, right over left

7.--Solo :
Then joyn hand in hand, T'each other firm stand;
Let's be merry and put a bright face on:
What mortal can boast so noble a toast
As a Free or an Accepted Mason.
    
Chorus:
What mortal can boast so noble a toast
As a Free or an Accepted Mason