Track Title:               Bittersweet

Prime Artist:              Unknown
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Music by:                  Lewis E. Gensler

Music by:                  William Daly
From:                      Unproduced Chopin Show  1923 (S)
Special Note from book source:  Probably written in 1923. Possibly intended
for unproduced Chopin show.


Life as it goes is no bed of red roses.
But troubles that happen along
Always depart, so don't take it to heart so
If something has truned out all wrong.
Happiness never is quite complete
All things are made up of bittersweet.


Bittersweet the days we spend;
Bittersweet until the end.
Ev'ry hope hides a fear;
Ev'ry smile knows a tear.
Wise the maiden who forgets
When the bitter brings regrets.
Just recall that one and all
Must taste the bittersweet.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle