Sunny Disposish

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

Lyrics are reproduced without permission. But after all, it was written over 70 years ago by Ira Gershwin, who is no longer alive.

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4 Responses to Sunny Disposish

  1. elaine says:

    Thanks for the words to A Sunny Disposish.
    I cannot make the video work on my computer but I have a vcr tape with Hugh Laurie playing the song. 🙂 Thanks

  2. Bennett says:

    Yes, that Hugh Laurie performance is probably from “Jeeves and Wooster”. A very spirited performance, though he does change some of the words.

  3. james says:

    I was reading something else about this on another blog. Interesting.

  4. Boswell says:

    Thanks for posting (without permission :D)the lyrics to this wonderful song
    Jeeves and Wooster brought me here, and I’d missed the little changes Hugh Laurie made to the lyrics until I saw your comment mentioning it. And now that I’ve noticed, I prefer Laurie’s version 🙂

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