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Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries, song lyrics

Song: Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Lyrics: Lew Brown(1)

Music: Ray Henderson(2)
Year: 1931(3)(4)
Genre: Jazz / Theatrical Musical
Country: USA


Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Don't take it serious; life's so mysterious.
You work, you save, you worry so,
But you can't take your dough when you go, go, go.
So keep repeating it's the berries,
For the strongest oak must fall,
The sweet things in life, to you were just loaned
So how can you lose what you've never owned?
Life is just a bowl of cherries,
So live and laugh at it all.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
People are queer, they're always crowing,
scrambling and rushing about;
Why don't they stop someday,
Address themselves this way?
Why are we here? Where are we going?
It's time that we found out.
We're not here to stay;
we're on a short holiday.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Don't take it serious; it's too mysterious.
At eight each morning I have got a date,
To take my plunge 'round the Empire State.
You'll admit it's not the berries,
In a building that's so tall;
There's a guy in the show, the girls love to kiss;
Get thousands a week just for crooning like this:
Life is just a bowl of. .. Aw, nuts!
So live and laugh at it all!


Notes:

1 - Lew Brown (1893-1958), born Louis Brownstein, biography from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2 - Ray Henderson (1896-1970), born Raymond Brost, biography from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

3 - From the Broadway musical George White's Scandals, that ran from September 1931, until March 1932.

4 - Recorded by: Ben Bernie on 78 rpm Brunswick 6165, August 4, 1931; Ted Wallace & His campus Boys on Columbia records 2523D, August 21, 1931; Buddy Campbell Orchestra, on OKEH 41516, August 25, 1931; and many others.