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VP_007544 Verse 1Life's a long, long trail so the poets say, Who knows where it ends? As through life we travel from day to day, We have need of friends. 'Tho sometimes it is hard to smile, One friend can make your life worth while. Chorus 1There are the true friends that you meet in childhood, There are the new friends of later years, Then there's the girl friend you call your sweetheart, Who at times may cause you tears. There are ideal friends who are more than real friends, Like sister, brother and dear old Dad, But second to no other, is dear old mother, she's the best friend you've ever had. There are the had. Verse 2Back in childhood days we were always taught, Faithful friends are few, Friendship is a thing that cannot be bought, That's a motto true. Real friends are mighty hard to find, We often meet the other kind. Chorus 2To lose a good friend causes us great sorrow, And we all lost one not long ago, A real true blue friend to this great nation, All the whole world loved him so. 'Way up in Heaven 'mid the songs of angels, His flying boy met his dear old Dad, Goodbye old Rough and Ready, we'll miss you Teddy you're the best friend we've ever had.
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Santly, Jos. H; Johnson, Howard E; and Meyer, "Friends" (1919). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 1993.