Pretty Good World ~ Frank Stanton

Pretty good world if you take it all round—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Better be on than under the ground—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Better be here where the skies are as blue

    As the eyes of your sweetheart a-smilin’ at you—

  Better than lyin’ ‘neath daisies and dew—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Pretty good world with its hopes and its fears—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Sun twinkles bright through the rain of its tears—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Better be here, in the pathway you know—

    Where the thorn’s in the garden where sweet roses grow,

  Than to rest where you feel not the fall o’ the snow—

    Pretty good world, good people!”

“Pretty good world! Let us sing it that way—

    Pretty good world, good people!

  Make up your mind that you’re in it to stay—

    At least for a season, good people!

  Pretty good world, with its dark and its bright—

    Pretty good world, with its love and its light;

  Sing it that way till you whisper, “Good-night!”—

    Pretty good world, good people!

Frank L. Stanton

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