The Sunny Side

I won’t bore you with the details.

Sufficient is the knowing that life has its ups and downs.

Manic one day. Deep dark depression, excessive misery the next.

I’ve dwelt on both sides of the coin here in the past so another post about how the shiny and smooth can turn tainted will only belabor the obvious and send you running.

So.

You’ve read about my grandfather and his habit of singing old-timey tunes? It doesn’t get any more old-timey than this! And the song has an eclectic
history.

Enjoy!


Well there’s a dark and a troubled side of life.
There’s a bright and a sunny side too.
But if you meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.

Oh, the storm and its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear.
Clouds and storms will in time pass away.
The sun again will shine bright and clear.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life.

Let us greet with a song of hope each day.
Though the moments be cloudy or fair.
Let us trust in our Saviour always,
To keep us, every one, in His care.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life.

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