Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Fred Fisher Inc., 224 W. 46th St., (1921)

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.


[Verse 1]
Here of late I’ve heard people saying, that they’ve had their share,
Of troubles and care,
Here and everywhere,
So in case you’re one of the ones who think the world all wrong,
You’ll find a real good tonic in the chorus of this song:

Pucker up and whistle as the clouds roll by,
Have a happy little twinkle in your eye,
Lend your ear to something, worthwhile list’ning to;
Just remember frowning was never meant for you,
Pucker up and whistle though the day seems dark,
That’s the time to wear a great big smile,
Don’t you give a dull care a tumble,
Let the other fellow grumble,
Pucker up and whistle all the while.

[Verse 2]
Don’t forget that back of the blackest cloud you’ll always find,
The sky is silver-lined,
With clouds of brightest kind,
So instead of scowling and pouting, think of what’s to come,
I’m sure you’ll find it worth your while to smile and gayly hum:



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