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Have a Smile for Everyone You Meet, and They Will Have a Smile for You
Lyric by J Keirn Brennan and Paul Cunningham
Music by Bert Rule
M. Witmark & Sons. New York.

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When you're blue and things go wrong with you,
Don't try to share it, grin and bear it,
And your dreams are sure to come true;
When you're sad,
Just make believe you're glad,
And all the world will smile with you.


Have smile for ev'ry one you meet,
And ev'ry one will have a smile for you.
Ev'ry mile along lif'e busy street
Is filled with friendship true.
Each tomorrow Brings new sorrow,
So why borrow tears?
The thing to do is have a smile
For ev'ry one you meet,
And they will have a smile for you. you.

When you fear the days because they're drear,
Don't you regret it, just forget it,
And the sun is sure to appear;
Pride and pluck,
Will always bring good luck,
So keep on smiling while you're here.



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