BootLeg Betty

Sunny Disposish

Sunny Disposish
(Ira Gershwin, Philip Charig)

Tid-Bettes: Bette performed this song along with Gotham during a tribute show for Ira Gershwin in 1975. These lyrics are from the original song and may not represent the lyrics Bette performed that evening.

Any time the thunder starts to rumble down
Don’t let hope tumble down
Or castles crumble down
If the blues appear just make the best of them
Just make a jest of them
Don’t be possessed of them

At the risk of sounding rather platitudinous
Here’s what I believe should be the attitude in us

A sunny disposish will always see you through
When up above the skies are black, ’stead of being blue
Mr. Trouble makes our faces grow long
But a smile will have him saying, so long

It really doesn’t pay to be a gloomy pill
It’s absolutely most ridic, positively sill
The rain may pitter patter
It really doesn’t matter
For life can be delish
With a sunny disposish

Must confess I like your way of viewing it
No use in ruing it
When gloom is bluing it
Taking your advice the sad and weary all
Have no material
To be funereal

It’s a thought that they should all be swallowing, my dear
Look at me, already, you’re a-following, my dear

A sunny disposish will always see you through
When up above the skies are black, ’stead of being blue
Mr. Trouble makes our faces grow long
But a smile will have him saying, so long

It really doesn’t pay to be a gloomy pill
It’s absolutely most ridic, positively sill
The rain may pitter patter
It really doesn’t matter
For life can be delish
With a sunny disposish

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