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First Line: When the world is extremely unpleasant
Last Line: Then it will take a turn for the worse!
Subject(s): Future; Hope; Luck; Optimism


When the world is extremely unpleasant
And everything's gone to the bad,
Don't dwell on the cares of the present,
But look to the future, my lad.
Don't sit like a whiner and fretter
When luck seems to be in reverse,
For it may take a turn for the better
If it don't take a turn for the worse!

Cheer up! Be a Regular Booster.
Chirk up! Be a Stoic—and smile.
Brace up! be as brave as a rooster.
Head up! Luck will change in a while;
Buck up! Break despondency's fetter
Though now your hard luck makes you curse;
If it don't take a change for the better
Why, it may take a change for the worse!

So never mind trouble and sorrow
Or anything Fate may arrange.
Next week—or it may be to-morrow,
There may be a radical change!
You may get a check in a letter
Or you may graft a ride in a hearse;
If your luck doesn't turn for the better
Then it will take a turn for the worse!





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