FOLLOW YOUR DRUM

w & m by John D Loudermilk
1968 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

Don't feel bad son, don't feel blue, son
If you ain't keepin' up with the fella that's up in front of you, son
Don't let it grieve you, don't let it peeve you
If the guy in front of you marches off and he leaves you
Don't get blue, kid, you ain't stupid
You're just marchin' to the rhythm of a different drum, son

Follow your drum, follow your drum
Set your feet to the beat of your own drum, son
Be a man, son, understand, son, it'll all come
If you just follow the rhythm of your own drum, son

If your best friend, your best old friend
Hits the jackpot and he winds up with a whole mint
Don't let envy get all in ya
Shake his hand, congratulate and treat him friendly
Don't swear and get miffed, you'll get there if
You just keep on followin' the rhythm of your own drum, son

Follow your drum, follow your drum
Set your feet to the beat of your own drum, son
'Cause it's not fair, son, to compare, son
Two people who's followin' different drums, son

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

 

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