Make New Friends But Keep the Old

Make New Friends But Keep The Old is a very popular scout song that encourages young ones to appreciate friendships that have had time to mature and develop. After all, it makes much more sense to keep old friends closer to your heart as you form new ones.

Among scouts, making new friends is natural but this song reminds teens to cherish old relationships as well.

Make New Friends But Keep The Old Lyrics

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle is round,
it has no end.
That’s how long,
I will be your friend.

A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We’ve been friends,
from the very start.

You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.

Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.

You help me,
and I’ll help you
and together
we will see it through.

The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean

Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be.

Make New Friends But Keep The Old Music Sheet