have (some) lyrics, need name of song

have (some) lyrics, need name of song

Posted in the Jerome Kern Forum


Milwaukee, WI

#1 Dec 9, 2011
My mom lost her sheet music for a song by Jerome Kern which she recalls playing in the mid-1940's. Here are the lyrics that she remembers. I hope that someone can help me find the name so that I can then find the sheet music for her.

"smile sing and be joyful...
a frown will never win you a friend
a sigh won't shorten a journey's end
in work and play be blithe and gay
drive sorrow and worry away"

Thanks for any leads!

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