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LAUGHING AT LIFE (Music: Cornell & Bob Todd / Lyrics: Nick & Charles Kenny) Ruth Etting - 1929 Belle Baker - 1930 Delivery Boys - 1930 Ted Lewis & His Orch. - 1930 Roy Smeck's Novelty Orch. - 1930 McKinney's Cotton Pickers - 1930 Chick Bullock - 1930 Benny Goodman & His Orch. - 1937 Kansas City Five (Instr.) - 1938 Lewis Bronzeville Five - 1940 Billie Holiday - 1940 George Barnes Sextet - 1946 Teddi King - 1957 Carmen McRae - 1983 The Armpit Jug Band - 1986 Etta Jones - 1987 The Orphan Newsboys - 1990 Tony Bennett - 1996 Susannah McCorkle - 1998 Marcelle Gauvin - 2002 Mia Nicholson - 2005 Judy Wexler - 2013 Also recorded by: Frankie Laine; Buck Clayton; Dena DeRose; Houston Person; Art Tatum; King Perry & His Pied Pipers ..... and others. As recorded by RUTH ETTING, 29th September 1929: Smile a while, laugh in such a happy style That the world will stop and smile with you Why not grin, even when the others win Smile and take it on the chin when blue Don't mind the raindrops Wait till the rain stops There you'll find the sun Laughing at life No road is lonely If you will only Smile through the tears Laughing at life Live for tomorrow, be happy today Laugh all your sorrows away Start now and cheer up The skies will clear up You'll lose all your blues Laughing at life Don't mind the raindrops Wait till the rain stops Say, you'll find the sun Laughing at life No road is lonely If you will only Smile, smile through your tears Laughing at life Why, just live, live for tomorrow, be happy today Laugh, laugh all your sorrows away Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up The skies will clear up, clear up, clear up Say, you'll lose, lose all your blues Laughing at life ***** ALTERNATE OPENING VERSE: Happiness always comes around to bless Happy hearted ones, I guess It's true, get your share There's a lot of joy to spare Any heart that's free from care will do (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2014) ************************ LAUGHING AT LIFE as recorded by Billie Holiday & her Orchestra June 7th 1940 New York Don't mind the rain drops, Wait till the rain stops. Smile through your tears, Laughing at life. No road is lonely If you will only Lose all your blues, Laughing at life. Live for tomorrow, Be happy today, Laugh all your sorrows away. Start now and cheer up, The skies will clear up. Lose all your blues, Laughing at life. Don't mind the rain drops, Wait till the rain stops. Smile through your tears, Laughing at life. No road is lonely If you will only Lose all your blues, Laughing at life. Live for tomorrow, Be happy today, Laugh all your sorrows away. Start now and cheer up, The skies will clear up. Lose all your blues, Laughing at life. (Transcribed by Peter Akers - January 2016)

    


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