Life is not a high-way strewn with flowers,
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to April showers,
Here's the point that you should never miss.
Though April showers may come your way,
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So if it's raining, have no regrets
Because it isn't raining rain you know,
(It's raining violets,)
And where you see clouds up on the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird
And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.
Though April long.
I have learned to smile when skies are gloomy,
Smile although my heart's about to break,
When I know that trouble's coming to me,
Here's the happy attitude I take.
Note: Additional piece, It's You, included with April Showers as a preview of a larger score.
Al Jolson's smashing song success:
Words by Benny David
Music by Con Conrad
Sunshine Music Co. Inc.
DeSylva, Buddy Gard and Silvers, Louis, "April Showers" (1921). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 113.
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