A dear little girl and a dear little boy looked out at the drizzling rain,
And the tears filled her eyes
And ran down her cheeks,
Like the drops on the window pane;
So he said: “Don’t you cry,
You will see bye and bye,
That a rainbow bright will shine on high,
There are always rain clouds in the sky,
And I’ll tell you sweetheart why:”
‘Cause it takes a little rain with the sunshine,
Like the tear drops come with the smiles;
But the troubles never come all at one time,
Just wait a little while, remember, Flowers couldn’t grow without rain, dear,
Happiness we share with the pain, dear,
‘Cause it takes a little rain with the sunshine
To make the world go round.
‘Cause it round.
The dear little girl and the dear little boy grew up as most children do,
And one summer day they went wandering away,
On the road that makes one of two;
She was sweet, he was good,
And they loved as they should,
Till a dark cloud came, do what they could,
But she said she’d make up if he would,
For she’d always understood:
Carroll, Harry and MacDonald, Ballard, "It Takes a Little Rain with the Sunshine to Make the World Go Round" (1913). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1653.
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