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Look for the Silver Linging
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyric and Book by Guy Bolton & Clifford Grey
Words by Bud de Sylva

New York: Published by T.B. Harms Company

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Please don't be offended if I preach to you while,
Tears are out of place in eyes that were meant to smile,
There's a way to make your very biggest troubles small,
Here's the happy secret of it all.

As i wash my dishes,
I'll be follwing your plan,
Till I see the brightness in ev'ry pot and pan.
I am sure your point of view will ease the daily grind,
So i'll keep repeating in my mind.

Look for the silver lining
Whene'er a cloud appears in the blue
remember somewhere the sun is shining
And so the right thin to do is make it shine for you.
A heart full of joy and gladness
Will always banish sadness and strife
So always look for the silver lining
And try to find the sunny side of life



The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.