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In the Land of Beginning Again
Music by George W. Meyer
Words by Grant Clarke

New York: Published by Leo. Feist. Inc.

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Sometimes there's tears behind a sunny smile,
Some hearts hold sorrow for a long, long, while,
If we could only forget,
Think how much further we'd get.
And though our hearts are filled with sadness,
We'll see the sunshine yet.

There's a land of beginning again,
Where skies are always blue,
Tho' we've made mistakes, that's true,
Let's forget the past and start life anew,
Tho' we've wandered by a river of tears,
Where sunshine won't come trough;
let's find that Paradise where sorrow can't live,
And learn the teachings of forget and forgive,
In the land of beginning again,
Where broken dreams come true.

[Verse 2]
Don't ever feel that ev'ry hope is gone,
It's always darkest just before the dawn,
Just try a smile through the tears,
Some day you'll laugh at your fears.
And though your life is filled with shadows,
They'll fade trough future years.



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