November 18, 2013

Tuesday's Tune ~ Smile

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays just around the corner, our thoughts often turn to the wonderful memories of past holidays.  Sweet and precious times spent with family and friends.

The holidays are difficult for many us because we're missing someone special.  I chose 'Smile' for this week's Tuesday's Tune because of the message delivered in the lyrics.
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile
The music for 'Smile' was composed by Charlie Chaplin back in the 1930s.  In the mid-1950s, John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title.  Nat King Cole sang the first release back in 1954.

In the video clip below, Louisiana's own, Harry Connick, Jr. sings his version of 'Smile'.

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