Heptune presents:

It's a Great Life

    (Robin and Whiting)

Transcribed from lyrics by Maurice Chevalier,
From Maurice Chevalier: Encore Maurice! Academy Sound and Vision, LDT, CD AJA 5016.

What's the use? A man's a goose,
To work himself into a lather,
Why he storm and fret about
Something he should forget about?

What's the use to raise a deuce
Whenever clouds begin to gather,
Kings as well as clowns
All have their ups and downs!

It's a great life if you don't weaken,
You're a great guy if won't weaken,
If you don't lose heart,
The hardest part is the first hundred years,

It's a great life, if you stick to it,
It's a great life, with a kick to it,
If you come up strong, it won't be long,
Till the sunshine appears.

If you let him beat you,
Mr. Gloom will knock you cold;
Get him, never let him
Use the well-known strangle-hold.

It's a great life if you don't weaken,
You're a great guy if won't weaken,
If you do, oh well, what the heck,
It's still a great life!

It's a great life if you don't weaken,
You're a great guy if won't weaken,
If you don't lose heart,
The hardest part is the first hundred years,

It's a great life, if you stick to it,
Yes, a great life, with a kick to it,
If you come up strong, it won't be long,
Till the sunshine appears.

Ah, if you let him beat you,
Mr. Gloom will knock you cold; oh, ho, ho, ho!
Get him and never let him
Use the well-known strangle-hold.

It's a great life if you don't weaken,
Ho, ho, you're a great guy if won't weaken,
If you do, oh well, what the heck,
It's still a great life!


Return to the Heptune Jazz and Blues Lyrics Page.

Published 3/24/00.


 


More great stuff from Heptune:
Visit the rest of our pages!

[Rumah Pertama | Journal of Lore and Levity | Akhenaten | Ralph and Beulah's Online Cuisine | The Lorenz-Pulte Jazz Page | Critters of Guam | Tales of Guam | Even More Tales of Guam | Betty Boop | Malachi's Movie Reviews | Facts on Farts | Sizzling Organic Dramas | Rumah Kedua | Homeschooling FAQs | Pacific and Asian names | Star Tricked: The Next Perpetration | Art Gallery | Cuttlefish | Cats | Recommended Reading ]