Drive Dull Cares Away

 

Why should we at our lot complain

Or grieve at our distress.

Some people think if riches gained

'Twould bring true happiness.

But alas in vain is all our gain

Life's cares we will not delay.

So while we're here with our friends so dear

We'll drive dull care away.

 

Chorus

Away, away, away, away,

We will drive dull care away-ay.

So while we're here with our friends so dear

We'll drive dull cares away.

Why do the rich despise the poor?

Why do the poor repine?

When we will all in a few short years

In equal friendship join.

We are all to blame, we are all the same

We are all made of one clay.

So while we're here with our friends so dear

We'll drive dull care away.

 

Chorus

 

The only circumstance in life

That I could ever find

To conquer fear and temper strife

Was a contented mind.

With this in store we have much more

Than mere words can e're convey.

So while we're here with our friends so dear

We'll drive dull care away.

 

Chorus

 

So let us make the most of life

Not making it a curse.

But take it as you would a friend

For better or for worse.

Life at its best is but a jest

Like a dreary winter's day.

So while we're here with our friends so dear

We'll drive dull care away.

 

Chorus