I Am a Mormon Boy
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“I Am a Mormon Boy,” Friend, Oct. 1986, 12–13

I Am a Mormon Boy

1. Kind friends, as here I stand to sing

And look into your eyes,

I feel as if I have inside

A dozen butterflies;

But never mind, for I’m a boy

Who’s always full of joy—

A brave and willing sort of chap—

An honest Mormon boy.

2. I’m proud to know that I was born

On earth in these last days,

That I’ve been taught to love the truth

And serve in many ways;

Yet I confess that sometimes I

Still manage to annoy

My dearest friends, but that’s a fault

Of many a Mormon boy.

3. My father is a Mormon true,

And when I am a man,

I want to be like him and do

Just all the good I can.

My faults I’ll try to overcome,

And while I life enjoy,

With pride I’ll lift my head and say,

“I am a Mormon boy.”

Chorus: A Mormon boy, a Mormon boy,

I am a Mormon boy;

I might be envied by a king,

For I am a Mormon boy.

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Music, I Am a Mormon Boy
Music, I Am a Mormon Boy

Illustrated by Pat Hoggan