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There are times when you feel sad and blue
Something’s wrong you don’t know what to do.
When you feel that way stop and think a while,
Just make believe and smile.
Make believe you are glad when you’re sorry,
Sunshine will follow the rain;
When things go wrong,
It won’t be long,
Soon they’ll be right again.
Tho’ your love dreams have gone,
Make believe, don’t let on,
Smile tho’ your hear may be broken;
For when bad luck departs, you will find good luck starts, don’t grieve, just make believe,
When your dearest friends have turned away
And blue skies above have turned to gray.
Don’t worry for it may not all be true,
Here’s my advice to you.
Davis, Benny and Shilkret, Jack, "Make Believe" (1921). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 884.
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