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First Line: Dark though the clouds, they are silver-lined
Last Line: (this is what fetches the bacon home.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy

Dark though the clouds, they are silver-lined;
(This is the stuff that they like to read.)
If Winter comes, Spring is right behind;
(This is the stuff that the people need.)
Smile, and the World will smile back at you;
Aim with a grin, and you cannot miss;
Laugh off your woes, and you won't feel blue.
(Poetry pays when it's done like this.)

Whatever is, is completely sweet;
(This is the stuff that will bring in gold.)
Just to be living's a perfect treat;
(This is the stuff that will knock them cold.)
How could we, any of us, be sad? --
Always our blessings outweigh our ills;
Always there's something to make us glad.
(This is the way you can pay your bills.)

Everything's great, in this good old world;
(This is the stuff they can always use.)
God's in His heaven, the hill's dew-pearled;
(This will provide for the baby's shoes.)
Hunger and War do not mean a thing; --
Everything's rosy, where'er we roam;
Hark, how the little birds gaily sing!
(This is what fetches the bacon home.)

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