BETTER TIMES ARE COMING BYE AND BYE.
Copyright, 1896, by Carleton, Cavanagh & Co.
Words and music by Will C. Carleton.
There are times when trouble's shadow seem to hover 'round our door,
Keeping out the sunshine which had made home bright before;
But many a bitter tear is checked, and many a tearful sigh,
Suppress'd in hopes that better times are coming bye and bye.
Better times are coming bye and bye,
The sun will chase the shadows from the sky;
Then hard times will be no more, we'll be happy as of yore,
For better times are coming bye and bye.
As we journey on life's ocean many storms may 'round as rise,
Vainly do we seek a ray of light from darken'd skies:
But never mind, the sun will shine, then tear-stained cheeks will dry,
So live in hopes that better times are coming bye and bye.- Chorus.