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Sunny Side of Life

There's a sunny side where no 4 ills be- 1 tide
On the road that we must 5 go
There are 1 pleasant vales, verdant 4 hills and 1 dales
Where sweet flowers 5 ever 1 grow

Chorus, lead
Oh the happy, sunny, 5 verdant rolling dales
Where the sweetest gladness 1 ever there prevails
Where the sunshine lingers 4 on the hill
Of the 1 sunny 5 side of 1 life

Chorus, harmony
(Oh the happy) happy (sunny) sunny verdant rolling dales
(Where the sweetest) sweetest, joy and gladness ever there prevails
Where the sunshine ever lingers on the grand majestic hill
Of the happy sunny side of life

There are shady dells where no gladness dwells
And the clouds obstruct the view
But a brighter way like the light of day
Is awaiting now for you

Let us sing a song as we go along
Let us banish care and strife
That the world might know as we onward go
There's a sunny side of life

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.