Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling

DigiTrad:
ENDLESS HOLE
HELLO IN THERE
LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN
PARADISE or Muhlenberg County
PLEASE DON'T BURY ME
YOUR FLAG DECAL WON'T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN ANYMORE


Related threads:
Obit: John Prine (1946-2020) (68)
Lyr Req/ADD: John Prine songs (28)
Lyr ADD: Angel from Montgomery (John Prine) (10)
(origins) Origins: Muhlenberg County / Paradise (John Prine) (23)
Songs about young unwed mothers (Paxton/Prine/etc) (15)
ADD:The Way that the World Goes Round (Prine) (14)
Let's talk John Prine (107)
ADD: I Remember Everything (John Prine) (6)
Lyr Req: Dancing on the Wall (John Prine) (4)
Lyr Req/Add: Dear Abby (John Prine) (20)
Paradise Lost (4)
Review: Prine/DeMent - In Spite of Ourselves (17)
Lyr Add: Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (Prine) (10)
John Prine first 'new' album in 13 years (7)
Lyr Req: Sour Grapes (John Prine) (7)
Tune Req: Your Flag Decal Won't Get You…(J Prine) (4)
Lyr Add: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Prine) (22)
ADD: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)^^^ (17)
John Prine Web Site (12)
John Prine & Library of Congress (27)
Lyr Req: bust up your tv (5)
'Ann Landers' & 'Dear Abby' in song (7)
Covers of 'Paradise' by John Prine (12)
Lyr Req: My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, HI (24)
Paradise by John Prine (6)
When Did You First Hear John Prine?? (58)
Lyr Req: Sam Stone (John Prine) (16)
Lyr Add: It's a Big Old Goofy World (John Prine) (2)
Lyr Req: Mr. Peabody's Coalmine / Paradise (Prine) (3) (closed)
John Prine: where to hear recordings (13)
John Prine Cd question (5)
Lyr Req: John Prine's 'Silent Night' (4)
discuss: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Prine) (16) (closed)
Lyr Req: What in the world has come over you ? (5)
Lyr Req: There's A Hole In Daddy's Arm (21)
Lyr ADD: In Spite of Ourselves (John Prine) (23)
Lyr Req: Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone (Prine) (7)
Lyr Req: The Hobo Song (John Prine) (10)
Lyr Req: Milwaukee, Here I Come (3)
Lyr Add: Six O'Clock News (John Prine) (2)
Lyr ADD: Fish and Whistle (John Prine) (5)
BS: John Prine for President (21) (closed)
Happy Birthday John Prine (11)
Lyr/Chords Req: Rocky Mountain Time (John Prine) (6)
Info: Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)(closed) (5) (closed)
Lyr Req: once had me a cowboy.... (5)
Help: The Bible and John Prine (20)
Help: John Prine (31)
Lyr Req: Sam Stone by John Prine (7)
Lyr/Chords Req: Sam Stone (John Prine) (7)
Lyr Req: Mr. Peabody's coal train done hauled (6)
Lyr Req: 20th Century Is Almost Over/…Soon Be Over (4) (closed)
Lyr/Chords Req: Send me an angel (2)
The 20th Century will soon be over (4)
Lyr/Chords Req: The Bottomless Lake (John Prine) (5)
Lyr ADD: Spanish Pipe Dream (John Prine) (9)
Sad Christmas Songs (23)
Lyr Req: Illegal Smile (John Prine) (2)
Lyr Req: The Bottomless Lake (John Prine) (6)


Kaleidoscope 17 Nov 98 - 10:02 AM
Ralph Butts 17 Nov 98 - 10:20 AM
Ralph Butts 17 Nov 98 - 10:31 AM
Joe Offer 17 Nov 98 - 12:23 PM
dick greenhaus 17 Nov 98 - 12:55 PM
Roger in Baltimore 17 Nov 98 - 07:54 PM
Crystal Patterson 18 Nov 98 - 10:16 PM
Pete Peterson 18 Nov 98 - 10:47 PM
SteveF 19 Nov 98 - 02:29 PM
Bruce O. 19 Nov 98 - 04:11 PM
Bruce O. 19 Nov 98 - 04:16 PM
Animaterra 19 Nov 98 - 06:29 PM
kaleidoscope 20 Nov 98 - 09:26 AM
Brack& 20 Nov 98 - 07:58 PM
Barry Finn 21 Nov 98 - 01:16 AM
Musicman 21 Nov 98 - 03:39 AM
Felipa 21 Nov 98 - 11:38 AM
Bert 23 Nov 98 - 01:37 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Mar 24 - 05:11 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Mar 24 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,PHJim 24 Mar 24 - 07:25 PM
meself 24 Mar 24 - 07:29 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 09:47 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 10:03 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 10:04 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 10:07 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 10:09 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 10:14 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 10:16 PM
GerryM 24 Mar 24 - 10:19 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Mar 24 - 03:40 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Mar 24 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,Jim McLean 27 Mar 24 - 05:59 AM
Jim Dixon 27 Mar 24 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 27 Mar 24 - 05:53 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Apr 24 - 03:14 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Apr 24 - 03:49 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 03 Apr 24 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 03 Apr 24 - 08:34 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw 03 Apr 24 - 08:45 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Apr 24 - 02:53 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Apr 24 - 03:21 PM
gillymor 05 Apr 24 - 04:54 PM
GeoffLawes 08 Apr 24 - 06:05 AM
GeoffLawes 08 Apr 24 - 06:14 AM
gillymor 08 Apr 24 - 06:33 AM
GeoffLawes 08 Apr 24 - 11:46 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:













Subject: smile songs
From: Kaleidoscope
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 10:02 AM

Hi,

I'm looking for words to songs about smiles, such as:

(It Isn’t Any Trouble Just to) S-M-I-L-E
Smile (Though Your Heart Is Aching)
(Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag and) Smile, Smile, Smile
(There Are) Smiles (That Make Us Happy….)

Either the whole song or even just choruses would be helpful.

Thanks to anyone who can help me.

Kaleidoscope

[Some song titles in this thread have been converted to links by a Mudelf.]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: SMILES^^
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 10:20 AM

Here's one K, just added to my gig bag (for my mom).....Tiger

Smiles
Lyrics by J. Will Callahan, Music by Lee S. Roberts
Copyright 1917 by Lee N. Roberts

Dearie, now I know
Just what makes me love you so,
Just what holds me and enfolds me,
In the golden glow;

Dearie, now I see
'Tis each smile so bright and free,
For life's sadness turns to gladness
When you smile on me.

    CHORUS (2x)
    There are smiles that make us happy,
    There are smiles that make us blue,
    There are smiles that steal away the teardrops
    As the sunbeams steal away the dew.

    There are smiles that have a tender meaning
    That the eyes of love alone may see,
    And the smiles that fill my life with sunshine
    Are the smiles that you give to me.

Dearie, when you smile
Ev'ry thing in life's worthwhile,
Love grows fonder as we wander
Down each magic mile;

Cheery melodies
Seem to float up on the breeze,
Doves are cooing while they're wooing
In the leafy trees.

    CHORUS (2x)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Tune Add: SMILES (J. Will Callahan, Lee S. Roberts
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 10:31 AM

My first try at MIDI posting. Someone please tell me if it works. Thanx......Tiger

MIDI file: smiles.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Smiles
Text: By Lyric: J. Will Callahan, Music: Lee S. Roberts
Copyright: Copyright © 1917by Lee N. Roberts
Tempo: 155 (387096 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 155 (387096 microsec/crotchet)
Tempo: 155 (387096 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Ab
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0432 0 70 000 0048 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 65 110 0432 0 65 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 70 110 0720 0 70 000 0048 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0432 0 70 000 0048 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 65 110 0432 0 65 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 75 127 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0928 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0720 0 70 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0928 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 1104 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0544 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 76 110 0160 0 76 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0720 0 72 000 0048 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0544 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 70 110 1104 0 70 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 75 110 0544 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0720 0 70 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0544 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 65 110 1104 0 65 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0544 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0720 0 72 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 68 110 1312 0 68 000 0224 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0432 0 70 000 0048 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 65 110 0432 0 65 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 70 110 0720 0 70 000 0048 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0432 0 70 000 0048 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0094 0 68 000 0002 1 65 110 0432 0 65 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 75 127 0336 0 75 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0928 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0720 0 70 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0928 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 1104 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0544 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 76 110 0160 0 76 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0720 0 72 000 0048 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0544 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 70 110 1104 0 70 000 0048 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 75 110 0544 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0336 0 70 000 0048 1 70 110 0720 0 70 000 0048 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0544 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 65 110 1104 0 65 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0544 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 68 110 0160 0 68 000 0032 1 72 110 0336 0 72 000 0048 1 72 110 0720 0 72 000 0048 1 73 110 0160 0 73 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 73 110 0336 0 73 000 0048 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 68 110 1312 0 68 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Smiles
M:4/4
Q:1/4=155
K:Ab
E4c4|F2cB5|e2c2e2c2|B2AF5|E2F2A2F2|G2B2=d2c2|
A2B2G2F2|B8|E4c4|F2cB5|e2c2e2c2|B2AF5|G2B2=d2c2|
B2c2B2G2|A2B2c2=d2|e4E2F2|G8|-G2F2G2A2|B4B4|
-B4A2G2|A8|-A2G2A2B2|c8|-c4c2=B2|c6=d2|=e2=d2c2=B2|
c4c4|-c4=B2c2|=d6c2|A2B2G2F2|B8|-B4c2d2|e6c2|
e2c2e2c2|B4B4|-B4A2B2|c6B2|c2B2c2A2|F8|-F4F2G2|
A6G2|B2A2G2A2|c4c4|-c4d2=d2|e2d4B2|F4G4|A8|
-A8|E8|-E4c4|F2cB5|e2c2e2c2|B2AF5|E2F2A2F2|
G2B2=d2c2|A2B2G2F2|B8|E4c4|F2cB5|e2c2e2c2|
B2AF5|G2B2=d2c2|B2c2B2G2|A2B2c2=d2|e4E2F2|
G8|-G2F2G2A2|B4B4|-B4A2G2|A8|-A2G2A2B2|c8|
-c4c2=B2|c6=d2|=e2=d2c2=B2|c4c4|-c4=B2c2|
=d6c2|A2B2G2F2|B8|-B4c2d2|e6c2|e2c2e2c2|B4B4|
-B4A2B2|c6B2|c2B2c2A2|F8|-F4F2G2|A6G2|B2A2G2A2|
c4c4|-c4d2=d2|e2d4B2|F4G4|A8|-A23/4||


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 12:23 PM

Works just fine, Tiger.
-Joe Offer-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 12:55 PM

If you search for smile* (which will include smile, smiles, smiled) you'll get several hundred hits.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: ILLEGAL SMILE (John Prine)^^
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 07:54 PM

Kaleidoscope,

This song does not appear to be in the DT. It is the first song that comes to mind.


ILLEGAL SMILE
by John Prine
As recorded by John Prine on "John Prine" (1971)

1. When I woke up this morning, things were lookin' bad,
Seemed like total silence was the only friend I had,
A bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down ... and won,
And it was twelve o'clock before I realized I was havin' ... no fun.

CHORUS: Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality.
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile.
It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while.
Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone,
No, I'm just tryin' to have me some fun.

2. Last time I checked my bankroll it was gettin' thin.
Sometimes it seems like the bottom is the only place I've been.
I chased a rainbow down a one-way street ... dead end.
And all my friends turned out to be insurance ... salesmen. CHORUS

3. Well, I sat down in my closet with all my overalls,
Tryin' to get away from all the ears inside my walls.
I dreamed the police heard everything I thought ... what then?
Well, I went to court and the judge's name was ... Hoffman .

CHORUS FOLLOWED BY:
Well done, hot-dog bun, my sister's a nun.


Posting of this song does not imply an endorsement of the product. It is simply a product of the 70's and somewhat dated.

Roger in Baltimore


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Crystal Patterson
Date: 18 Nov 98 - 10:16 PM

How about "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight"? It's one of my daddy's favorites.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 18 Nov 98 - 10:47 PM

"I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" does indeed mention smiling, but only through tears:

I'll be all smiles tonight, love
I'll be all smiles tonight
Though my heart may break tomorrow
I'll be all smiles tonight

Not, I think what the original poster was looking for. Or am I wrong? PETE


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: SteveF
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 02:29 PM

Here's one that my sister used to sing when she was in the Brownies. I forgot line 3; you'll have to improvise. The tune is "Dapple Gray."

[Brownie Smile Song]

There is something in my pocket
It belongs across my face
...
A very special place.

I know you couldn't guess it
If you guessed a long long while
So I'll take it out and put it on
It's a great, big Brownie Smile.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Bruce O.
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 04:11 PM

Put 'smile' and 'smiles' in the Bibliographic Search box on the Levy sheet music site [Mudcat's Links], and you will find in all something over 200 songs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Bruce O.
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 04:16 PM

The Library of Congess/ American Sheet Music website has 20 songs with 'smile' or 'smiles' in the title.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Animaterra
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 06:29 PM

To Steve F

I've got something in my pocket, it belongs across my face,
I keep it very close to me in a most convenient place.
I'm sure you couldn't guess it if you guessed a long, long while,
So I'll take it off and put it on, It's a great big Brownie...mustache!!!

(a little second-grade humor for you!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: kaleidoscope
Date: 20 Nov 98 - 09:26 AM

Thanks all, for the great smile song ideas!

K.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Brack&
Date: 20 Nov 98 - 07:58 PM

Nobody's mentioned the Charlie Chaplin song Smile (Though Your Heart Is Aching).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Barry Finn
Date: 21 Nov 98 - 01:16 AM

Isn't there something that goes "I'll put a smile on my face if it kills me". It's somewhere in the back of my mind, I just can't see through all the fog. Barry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Musicman
Date: 21 Nov 98 - 03:39 AM

How about "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" and of course; "When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Nov 98 - 11:38 AM

well, I'm looking for a song [Second Story Window] that has something about smiles, at least in the chorus. Rita Coolidge sang it circa 1970-72 and the chorus was approx -

And you know who your friends are,
By looking in their eyes
You know so you SMILE (sung over 3 notes smi-i-ile)
But they never realise
What goes on inside every me and you
Keeps on a rolling on, keeps on a rolling on

If you have that please give it to the "who your friends are" thread

any songs about Mona Lisa?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: smile songs
From: Bert
Date: 23 Nov 98 - 01:37 PM

I know Johnnie Cash did one called "give it away" or something. So I did a search on Cowpie which turned up dozens of hits.

http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 05:11 PM

Here are all the songs I can find at Mudcat, that have “Smile” or “Smiling” in the title:

(It Isn’t Any Trouble Just to) S-M-I-L-E—Ed McCurdy
(Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag and) Smile, Smile, Smile
(Smile for Me, My) Diane
(There Are) Smiles (That Make Us Happy….)
And Then She Smiled—George Papavgeris
Brownie Smile Song
Cheer Up! Smile! Nertz!—Eddie Cantor
Count Your Blessings and Smile—George Formby
Give the World a Smile
God Has Smiled on Me
Hail Smiling Morn
Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still
I Love to See You Smile—Randy Newman
I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight
I’m at the Mercy of Your Smile—Bruce Murdoch
Illegal Smile—John Prine
Let Those Brown Eyes Smile at Me—Rose Maddox
Medusa’s Smile—Anne Lister
Meet Me Tonight with a Smile—Gussie L. Davis
Mona Lisa Never Really Smile—Michael Anthony
Sarah Smile
She Saw Him Smile—Harvey Andrews
Smile (Though Your Heart Is Aching)
Smile a Little Bit—The Happiness Boys
Smile a Little Smile for Me (Rose Marie)
Smile in Your Sleep—Jim McLean
Smile Whenever You Can
Smile! - a poem
Smile—Bert Sommer
Smiling May
The Memory of Your Smile
The Smile of Contentment & Love
The Sunshine of Your Smile
The Sweetest Gift, a Mother’s Smile
Watermelon Smiling on the Vine
What Can Make a Hippopotamus Smile?
When A Dog Smiles—Mark Cohen
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 05:53 PM

This was mentioned by Musicman on 21 Nov 98 - 03:39 AM. From the sheet music at Mississippi State University:


LET A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA (ON A RAINY DAY)
Words by Irving Kahal and Francis Wheeler; music by Sammy Fain, ©1927.

1. Once I met a happy little bluebird.
I was just as blue as could be.
In a little while,
I began to smile,
When he sang this merry song to me:

CHORUS: “Just let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day;
And if your sweetie cries, just tell her that a smile will always pay.
Whenever skies are gray, don’t worry or fret.
A smile will bring the sunshine and you’ll never get wet.
So let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day.”

2. As I listened to that happy bluebird,
I soon learned his smart philosophy.
On my window sill,
He began to trill.
This is what he had to say to me: CHORUS

- - -
There are tons of recordings on the Internet Archive. Many of them are instrumentals, or they sing only the chorus. These are the ones that sing at least one verse:

Singer and Morton, on Oriole (1137 (a)), 1927. They sing the chorus, verse 1, chorus, bridge, chorus. This bridge does not appear in the sheet music:

Remember that a cheerful smile is always bound to win,
So never pull the shades down when the sun wants to come in.
A smile is just a slicker and it’s always still the line(?),
And if you wear it, you are sure to find
That ev’ry raindrop soon becomes a little pearl of joy,
And you’ll keep going along just like a whistling barefoot boy,
So pack up all your troubles in a great big pile (or “pipe”?) of bubbles,
And blow, blow, blow them all away

Dolly Kay and the University Six, on Diva (2581-G), 1928. She sings the first verse, chorus, bridge, plus this alternate chorus which is not in the sheet music:

Just let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy, ray-ray-rainy day.
Just pucker up your lips and whistle and your blues will pass away.
For never let your friends see you wear a frown,
’Cause one by one they’ll walk away and all turn you down,
So let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day.

Jay C. Flippen and His Gang on Perfect (12406), 1928. He sings the first verse and chorus, plus the following alternate chorus:

Just let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day.
Just pucker up your lips and yell a great big “Hip-hip-hip-hooray!”
Grab all your cares and pull them out by the roots.
Just wear a smile and throw away those old rubber boots
And let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day.

Lee Morse and Her Blue Grass Boys, on Columbia (1303-D), 1928. She sings the first verse, chorus, second verse, second chorus, alternate chorus, as above.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GUEST,PHJim
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 07:25 PM

- Happy Trails To You - Dale Evans "Keep smilin' until then"
- PUT ON A HAPPY FACE - Lee Adams & Charles Strouse "You'll look so good that you'll be glad you decided to smile"
- MY BLUE HEAVEN - Walter Donaldson "You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room"
- My Face - John Hartford "I've taught it to smile and to wrinkle its nose and to froth at the mouth when it's mad"
- Sharon - David Bromberg "She smiled a smile the whole world could see and then She turned around, and looked straight at me"
- Got A Ukulele - Loudon Wainwright III "4 strings made of nylon always put a smile on anybody's face who's feelin' blue"
- OLD CHUNK OF COAL - Billy Joe Shaver "I'm gonna put a smile on everybody's face"
- A Wink And A Smile - Harry Connick Jr. "Let's go together with a wink and   a smile"
- I Remember Everything - John Prine "The way you turned and smiled at me the night that we first met"
- BIG OLD GOOFY WORLD - John Prine "Kiss a little baby, give the world a smile"
- Walkin' My Baby Back Home - Roy Turk & Fred Ahlert "We stop for a while, she gives me a smile"
- Sham-a-Ling-Dong-Ding - Jesse Winchester "But oh those poor old old folks, they smile and walk away. I bet they did some sham-a-lam-a ding dong in their day"
- Tom Green County Fair - Dennis Linde "Head to toe we;re smilin; at the Tom Green County Fair"
- Roseville Fair - Bill Staines "and with a single smile, you became my world"
-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: meself
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 07:29 PM

Smile the While ('Til We Meet Again)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 09:47 PM

Bob Dylan, Desolation Row, 2nd stanza begins:

Cinderella
She seems so easy
"It takes one to know one"
She smiles
And puts her hands
In her back pockets
Bette Davis style


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 10:03 PM

Joni Mitchell, last stanza of Morning, Morgantown:

But the only thing I have to give
To make you smile, to win you with
Are all the mornings still to live
In morning Morgantown


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 10:04 PM

Joni Mitchell, California:

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle
Who did the goat dance very well
He gave me back my smile
But he kept my camera to sell
Oh the rogue the red red rogue
He cooked good omelettes and stews
And I might have stayed on with him there
But my heart cried out for you California


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 10:07 PM

Joni Mitchell, Michael from Mountains:

Michael leads you up the stairs
He needs you to care and you know you do
Cats come crying to the key
And dry you will be in a towel or two
There's rain in the window
There's sun in the painting that smiles on the wall
You want to know all
But his mountains have called so you never do


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 10:09 PM

Joni Mitchell, last stanza of Dawntreader:

Seabird I have seen you fly above the pilings
I am smiling at your circles in the air
I will come and sit by you while he lies sleeping
Fold your fleet wings I have brought some dreams to share
A dream that you love someone
A dream that the wars are done
A dream that you tell no one but the grey sea
They'll say that you're crazy
And a dream of a baby
Like a promise to be free
Children laughing out to sea
All his seadreams come to me


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 10:14 PM

Bob Dylan, 1st stanza of (Sooner or Later) One of Us Must Know:

I didn’t mean to treat you so bad
You shouldn’t take it so personal
I didn’t mean to make you so sad
You just happened to be there, that’s all
When I saw you say “goodbye” to your friend and smile
I thought that it was well understood
That you’d be comin’ back in a little while
I didn’t know that you were sayin’ “goodbye” for good


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 10:16 PM

Bob Dylan, Buckets of Rain:

Like your smile
And your fingertips
Like the way that you move your lips
I like the cool way you look at me
Everything about you is bringing me
Misery


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Mar 24 - 10:19 PM

Bob Dylan, Visions of Johanna:

Inside the museums, Infinity goes up on trial
Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while
But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues
You can tell by the way she smiles
See the primitive wallflower freeze
When the jelly-faced women all sneeze
Hear the one with the mustache say, “Jeeze
I can’t find my knees”
Oh, jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule
But these visions of Johanna, they make it all seem so cruel


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: SMILE DARN YA SMILE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Mar 24 - 03:40 PM

This song was featured in a 1931 Merrie Melodies cartoon which you can see on YouTube.

Lyrics from the sheet music at Baylor University:


SMILE, DARN YA, SMILE
Words by Charles O’Flynn & Jack Meskill; music by Max Rich.
Published by De Silva, Brown, and Henderson, Inc., 1931.

1. Let’s all get together with this one thought in mind:
Make this world a better, brighter place.
Tell each “Blue Nose” and “Joy Killer” you ever find:
“Hey there! Wipe that frown right off your face!”

CHORUS 1: Smile, darn ya, smile!
You know this old world is a great world after all.
Smile, darn ya, smile!
And right away watch “Lady Luck” pay you a call.
Things are never black as they are painted.
Time for you and joy to get acquainted.
Make life worth while.
Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!

2. What’s the use of walking in the shadows each day?
There’s no sense in looking for the rain.
Here’s the surest way to drive the shadows away:
Follow this advice; it’s mighty plain:

CHORUS 2: Smile, darn ya, smile!
For there is nothing that you cannot overcome.
Smile, darn ya, smile!
And where the clouds appear, you soon will find the sun.
Life is really only what you make it.
Stand right up and show them you can take it.
Make life worth while.
Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!

- - -
There are several recordings available but most have only the chorus sung. But I was able to find this one on the Internet Archive:
Ambrose and His Orchestra, on Electrola EG 2474, 1931.
and this one on Spotify:
Billy Cotton and His Band
that include the first verse.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN (Ruth Lowe)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Mar 24 - 06:11 PM

Lyrics from the sheet music in the Levy collection at Johns Hopkins University:


I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN
Words and music by Ruth Lowe.
Published by Sun Music Co., Inc., New York, 1939.

VERSE: You loved me in the past,
But our romance didn’t last.
You thrilled me with your kiss,
Darling; now I promise this:

CHORUS: I’ll never smile again, until I smile at you.
I’ll never laugh again; what good would it do?
For tears would fill my eyes; my heart would realize
That our romance is through.
I’ll never love again; I’m so in love with you.
I’ll never thrill again to somebody new.
Within my heart, I know I will never start
To smile again, until I smile at you.

- - -
There are lots of recordings of this song, but I didn’t find one where the verse was sung.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GUEST,Jim McLean
Date: 27 Mar 24 - 05:59 AM

Chorus
Hush, hush, time to be sleeping
Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping
Dreams of peace and of freedom
So smile in your sleep, bonny baby

Once our valleys were ringing
With songs of our children singing
But now sheep bleat till the evening
And shielings lie empty and broken
Hush, hush, time to be sleeping
Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping
Dreams of peace and of freedom
So smile in your sleep, bonny baby

Where is our proud highland mettle
Our troops once so fierce in battle
Now stand, cowed, huddled like cattle
And wait to be shipped o'er the ocean
Hush, hush, time to be sleeping
Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping
Dreams of peace and of freedom
So smile in your sleep, bonny baby

No use pleading or praying
For gone, gone is all hope of staying
Hush, hush, the anchor's a-weighing
Don't cry in your sleep, bonny baby


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: NEVER SMILE AT A CROCODILE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Mar 24 - 02:14 PM

My transcription from the recording at the Internet Archive:


NEVER SMILE AT A CROCODILE
Words and music by Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence, 1939—see note below.
As recorded by Paulette Sisters with Larry Clinton and His Orchestra, on Columbia 39953, 1953.

Never smile at a crocodile.
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile.
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin.
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin.

Never smile at a crocodile.
Never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile.
Never run; walk away; say good-night, not good-day.
Clear the aisle and never smile at Mister Crocodile.

You may very well be well-bred—
Lots of etiquette in your head—
But there's always some special case,
Time or place to forget etiquette,
For instance:

If you meet a sad crocodile
Who looks bad and lonely and mild,
He’s just hungry; that you can bet.
It’s the time to forget etiquette.

Never smile at a crocodile.
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile.
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin.
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin.

Never smile at a crocodile.
Never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile.
Don’t be rude; never mock; throw a kiss, not a rock.
Clear the aisle and never smile at Mister Crocodile.

- - -
Notes from Second Hand Songs:
“Written by Churchill and Lawrence for the Disney cartoon movie version of Peter Pan when it was first being developed. The movie was released more than ten years after Churchill's death, and only featured an instrumental version of the song. The version with lyrics was cut from the movie, but appeared on other releases around the same time.”


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 27 Mar 24 - 05:53 PM

Keep on Smilin'
(Jack Virgil Jr. Hall; James Robert Hall; John David Anthony; Lewis Maxwell Ross; Maurice Richard Hirsch, aka Wet Willie*)

Well you say you got the blues,
You got holes in both of your shoes,
Yeah, you're feeling alone and confused,
You got to keep on smilin', just keep on smilin'.

Yeah, you're about to go insane,
Cause your woman's playing games,
And she says that you're to blame,
You got to keep on smilin', keep on smilin'.

Keep on smilin' through the rain, laughing at the pain,
Just going with the changes, til the sun comes out again,
Keep on smilin' through the rain, laughing at the pain,
Going with the changes, and just singing this refrain.

Singing in a honky tonk cafe,
Nobody's hearing what you play,
Yeah, they're too busy drinking anyway,
You got to keep on smilin', brother keep on smilin'.

Say you found a peace of land,
Gonna change from city boy to country man,
Yeah, try to build your life with your hands,
And just keep on smilin', keep on smilin'.

Keep on smilin' through the rain, laughing at the pain,
Going with the changes, keep on singing this refrain.

You're just hanging out in the local bar,
And you're wondering who the hell you are,
Are you a farmer, are you a star?

Smile on through the rain, laugh all through the pain,
Flow on with the changes til the sun comes out again,
Keep on smilin', smilin', yeah well, yeah well,
Keep on flowing, growing, rolling, yeah.”
[Transcribed from: Wet Willie (& The Williettes;) Keep on Smilin'; Capricorn Records CP 0128, 1974, trk. A2)
Wet Willie Keep On Smilin'

*An American “wet willie” is not the same thing as most everywhere else in Anglo-land. Good to know.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: A SMILE WILL GO A LONG LONG WAY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 03:14 PM

From the Sheet Music at the University of Maine:


A SMILE WILL GO A LONG, LONG WAY
Words and music by Benny Davis and Harry Akst.
Published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York, 1923.

1. Smiling faces always find a welcome.
That’s why ev’ryone should learn to smile.
Remember after all,
Your troubles may be small.
Here’s a little thought that’s worth your while:

CHORUS: When you’re blue, and kinda lonely too,
You’ll find a smile will go a long, long way.
Though you’re down, don’t sit around and frown.
A little smile will go a long, long way.
Never grieve; just try and make believe.
The sky is blue altho’ you know it’s grey.
Don’t you pine; it’s just a waste of time.
You’ll find a smile will go a long, long way.

2. Once I used to think my case was hopeless,
Never wore a smile the livelong day,
But since I learned to smile,
My life has been worth while.
That is just the reason why I say: CHORUS

- - -
You can hear a 1924 recording by Billy Burton at the Internet Archive.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: CARRY YOUR CROSS WITH A SMILE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 03:49 PM

Sheet music, lyrics, and other info can be found at Hymnary.org.

The Internet Archive has several recordings; the most entertaining is the one by Mainer’s Mountaineers, from 1937.


CARRY YOUR CROSS WITH A SMILE
Words by Ina Mae Duley Ogdon, 1916; music by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel.

1. Tho’ your heart may be heavy with sorrow and care,
You may others to gladness beguile,
If a face like the light of the morning you wear,
And carry your cross with a smile!

CHORUS: Carry your cross with a smile,
Carry your cross with a smile;
You may others from sadness to gladness beguile,
If you carry your cross with a smile!

2. Let the well by the wayside that flows unto all
Strength impart for each step of the mile;
Let your faith the great promises often recall,
And carry your cross with a smile! [CHORUS]

3. For the work that you faithfully, willingly do,
You shall reap a reward after while;
Only grace in your service can glorify you,
So carry your cross with a smile! [CHORUS]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 08:31 PM

"I'm in heaven when I see you smile
Smile for me, my Diane
And though every thing's dark all the while
I can see you, Diane"

(The Bachelors, of course!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 08:34 PM

Steve Harley (rest him) & Cockney Rebel: Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me). What a great song.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Apr 24 - 08:45 PM

We'll Meet Again, Vera Lynn:

Let's say goodbye with a smile, dear
Just for a while dear we must part
Don't let this parting upset you
I'll not forget you, sweetheart

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
'Til the blue skies chase those dark clouds far away


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: POWDER YOUR FACE WITH SUNSHINE (SMILE!...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 24 - 02:53 PM

POWDER YOUR FACE WITH SUNSHINE (SMILE! SMILE! SMILE!)
Words by Stanley Rochinski, music by Carmen Lombardo, 1948.

Powder your face with sunshine.
Put on a great big smile.
Make up your eyes with laughter.
Folks will be laughing with you in a little while.
Whistle a tune of gladness.
Gloom never was in style.
The future’s brighter
When hearts are lighter.
Smile! Smile! Smile!

- - -
The Internet Archive has recordings by:
Evelyn Knight and The Stardusters, 1948.
Doris Day and Buddy Clark with Orchestra directed by George Siravo, 1949
Dean Martin with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, 1949
and more


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 24 - 03:21 PM

From the sheet music at Indiana University:


SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU (WEEP AND YOU WEEP ALONE)
Words by Jimmie Lucas, music by Billy Frisch.
Published by Broadway Music Corp., New York, 1919.

1. Oh, don’t you remember your school days when a tot,
When teacher taught you right from wrong?
You failed in your lessons; you’d say that you forgot.
Then teacher would help you along,
And when the skies were cloudy, and all the kids looked blue,
She’d say, “Just think what Shakespeare said; here’s what you must do:”

CHORUS: Smile and the world smiles with you; weep and you weep alone.
Tho’ tears bring sadness, smiles will bring gladness.
Chase the gloom and brighten your home. (Don’t worry.)
Storm clouds have silver linings; sunshine comes sailing through.
So don’t frown or you will be lonely; smile and the world smiles with you.

2. Our school days are over; we’re grown up girls and boys
With love and happiness at stake.
When sorrows pursue you, and life has lost its joys,
Then you don’t know which road to take,
The straight road is the great road; its path will lead you right.
And if you’ll only follow it, a smile will be your light. CHORUS.

- - -
The Internet Archive has a recording by:
Lewis James and Peerless Quartet, 1919.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: gillymor
Date: 05 Apr 24 - 04:54 PM

Did anyone mention "Smile Please" by Stevie Wonder? Beautiful piece of music.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Apr 24 - 06:05 AM

FARE THEE WELL COLD WINTER - Waterson Carthy    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9SwptACdRs
Fare thee well, cold winter and fare thee well, cold frost;
Nothing have I gained by thee but a false young girl at last.
But if she’s got another one and they both can agree,
She’s welcome to stay with him and think no more of me.

She wrote to me a letter to say that she was sad;
I quickly wrote the answer back to say that I were glad.
She may keep her paper and I will keep my time,
For what I’d have a true young girl I’d search the world around.

One day that I was walking all through the shady grove,
’Twas there I met my own true love, she handed me a rose.
Thinking I should keep it to never pass her by,
For what I’d have a true young girl I’d lay me down and die.

False deceitful young girls are easy to be found,
For what I’d have a true young girl I’d search this world around.
And if she’s got another one and they can’t both agree,
She’s welcome to stay with him and think no more of me.

I’ll be all smiles tonight, boys, I’ll be all smiles tonight
If my heart should break tomorrow I’ll be all smiles tonight.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Apr 24 - 06:14 AM

MUDCAT,Origins: Farewell He/She? (Adieu to Dark Weather)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=3476#17366


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: gillymor
Date: 08 Apr 24 - 06:33 AM

Smile by The Bottle Rockets


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about smiles, smiling
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Apr 24 - 11:46 AM

I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT - many recordings on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=I%27ll+Be+All+Smiles+tonight


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 16 June 10:41 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.