Song Database

Be Prepared

[Tom Lehrer]

Be prepared!  That's the Boy Scout's marching song, 
Be prepared!  As through life you march along. 
Be prepared to hold your liquor pretty well, 
Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell. 
Be prepared!  To hide that pack of cigarettes, 
Don't make book if you cannot cover bets. 
Keep that pot hidden where you're sure that it will not be found, 
And be careful not to turn on when the scoutmaster's around, 
For he only will insist that it be shared. 
Be prepared!

Be prepared!  That's the Boy Scouts' solemn creed, 
Be prepared!  And be clean in word and deed. 
Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice, 
Unless you get a good percentage of the price.

Be prepared!  And be careful not to do 
Your good deeds when there's no one watching you. 
If you're looking for adventure of a new and different kind, 
And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined, 
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared.