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by Eric Idle of Monty Python from the movie Life of Brian

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    by Eric Idle
    Some [Am] things in life are bad
    They can [G] really make you [Em] mad
    [Am] Other things just [D] make you swear and [G] curse.
    When you're [Am] chewing on life's [D] gristle
    Don't [G] grumble, give a [Em] whistle
    And [Am] this'll help things turn out for the [D7] best.

    ( Chorus ...and
    [G] Always [Em] look on the [Am] bright [D7] side of [G] life
    (whistle over [Em] [Am] [D7] )
    [G] Always [Em] look on the [Am] light [D7] side of [G] life
    (whistle over [Em] [Am] [D7] )

    If life seems jolly rotten
    There's something you've forgotten
    And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
    When you're feeling in the dumps
    Don't be silly chumps
    Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.


    For life is quite absurd
    And death's the final word
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.
    Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
    Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

    So always look on the bright side of death & whistle
    Just before you draw your terminal breath & whistle

    Life's a piece of shit
    When you look at it
    Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
    You'll see it's all a show
    Keep 'em laughing as you go
    Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

    Chorus X4-ever

    (Come on guys, cheer up!)
    (Worse things happen at sea, you know.)
    (I mean - what have you got to lose?)
    (You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing.
    What have you lost? Nothing!)