SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

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SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

“Sunny Side Of Life” was a song written by AP Carter and preformed by the Carter
Family. There was a story that the Carters frequently told about that song and when it was
written. When AP was a young man he went north to work in the automobile plants so
that he could provide for the family. Keep in mind that this is long before his marriage to
Sara. While there he was treated terribly, life was terrible. He went back to his bunk, and
wrote a song expressing how he felt and what he must do in life regarding his actions and
thoughts. The result was “Keep On the Sunnyside”. Needless to say, AP stayed one more
month then went back to Virginia to sell fruit trees. While selling trees he met Sara. That
is just some folklore for you.
There’s a dark & a troubled side of life
There’s a bright, there’s a sunny side, too
Tho’ we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view
(chorus) Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us ev’ry day, it will brighten all the way
If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life
The storm and its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear;
Clouds and storms will, in time, pass away
The sun again will shine bright and clear.
Let us greet with the song of hope each day
Tho’ the moment be cloudy or fair
Let us trust in our Savior away
Who keepeth everyone in His car