American Old Time Song Lyrics: 29 Laugh, And The Would Will Laugh With You
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 29
LAUGH, AND THE WOULD WILL LAUGH WITH YOU.
Copyright, 1889, by Willis Woodward & Co.
Words and Music by Henry J. Sayers.
A picture of my childhood's home is one I now recall,
A loving mother and a father dear;
These words of worldly wisdom from my father's lips do fall,
And drop like pearls upon my list'ning ear:
Do to others as you would that they should do to you.
Learn to live as you would wish to die,
Let your honor be untainted, and to your friends be true,
Though grief oppress, let no man hear you sigh.
Laugh with the world, and the world will look bright to you,
Sorrow and mourn, And the day seem as night to you,
Cry to your friends, they will leave at the sight of you,
Laugh, and the world will laugh with you.
Though many years are past since then, and I am left alone
To battle with the world and all its woes;
The seeds of worldly wisdom, by my father's teaching sown,
Has made me many friends instead of foes.
Do not be discouraged should Dame Fortune on you frown;
Fickle now, to-morrow she may smile;
So remember that uneasy lies the head that wean a crown,
Though poor you be, keep laughing all the while.-Chorus.