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Gay As A Lark
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Words & music: Septimus Winner
(published by Sep. Winner, Germantown, Pa.,1876)
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Gay as a Lark in the sunshine of spring,
Floating and singing upon the wing;
Sporting in pleasure beneath a fair sky,
Happy forever, - just so am I,
So, so, so am I,
So, so, so am I,
Bright is the sunshine lighting my way;
Fair is the moonlight as cheerful as day.
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Joyful and happy, oh then let me live
Sharing the pleasures that life can give,
Free as a birdling let loose from the ark,
Cheerful and merry “Gay as a Lark.”
Idly I squander the moments away,
Dreaming and scheming the live long day,
Never, oh never, to murmur and sigh,
Pining and whining? oh no, not I,
No, no, no not I,
No, no, no not I,
Let me be merry, let me be gay,
Life is too precious to fritter away.
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