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Thread #72645 Message #1255818
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Aug-04 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Serving Jesus with a Smile
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Serving Jesus with a Smile
According to allmusic, GIVE THE WORLD A SMILE was written by Otis Deaton and M. L. Yandell. It has been recorded by The Blackwood Brothers, The Cathedral Quartet, Bill & Gloria Gaither, The Kingsmen, Tex Ritter, The Stamps Quartet, and Hank Thompson.
An article from the Society for American Music Bulletin tells the story of how the song was written in 1925.