A Cheerful Song

Published by Ch. s Magnus, 12 Frankfort St. N.Y.

A Cheerful Song American,

High feasting makes us earthly,
And never helps us rise;
Deep drinking drowns the spirit,
And Keeps us from the skies;
Loud mirth is false and hollow,
Nor makes us happy long;
But would a man be merry,
Why! let Lim sing a song.

Much reading may be tiresome;
It rains, you stay within;
Companions may be tedious,
Their talk be weak and vain,
With tittle, tittle, tattle,
With chit-chat dull and long;
Then, friends, would you be merry?
Why! up and sing a song.

Though false ones may deceive you,
Though fickle ones forsake;
Though hollow friends may leave you,
And cause your heart to ache;
No cares can greatly press you,
Things cannot much go wrong,
If you but cast them from you,
Rise up, and sing a song.

Though pubic praise may fail you,
Though friends unjustly blame,
Though sland’rous tongues assail you,
And wound your honest name,
With tittle, tittle, tattle,
With hinting broad and long,
Just cast them all behind you,
And sing a cheerful song.

Ten illustrated Songs on Notepaper, mailed to any Address on receipt of 50 cts. Published by Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St. N.Y.

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