SHRINE WALTZ-SONG

SHRINE WALTZ-SONG
SHRINE WALTZ-SONG
Song
Edward Riley
Oliver O. Work & Ray W. Lockard
Riley & Co., Des Moines, Iowa
Written for the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Temple [Des Moines, Iowa?], one of many songs written for local Shrine Temple shows.

All the world is glad, there’s nothing bad, we’re never sad.
We’re always happy and cheery.
Let us drive away each tear, and have no fear,
there’s sunshine near.
And of mirth we will never grow weary.
For there’s good in ev’ry smile, and you will know it,
For they will like it, when e’er you show it,
And we have a lot of fun, all thru the day,
So now all join in the chorus and say.

CHORUS:
We once were novices, we crossed the sand.
Our mecca we reached, we are now nobles grand.
Our caravan waits while our camels are fed,
And there’s nothing but pleasure ahead.

While singing and dancing, we’re happy and gay,
We work when we work, but we play when we play.
Where ever you see us, we’re wearing a smile,
For we’re all nobles and that’s our style.

At the Temple gate, don’t hesitate, until too late.
Happiness there is and pleasure.
For each noble ev’ry one, is here for fun,
it’s just begun.
And here mirth is our greatest treasure.
So we wear a happy smile, for those who need it,
They will enjoy it, they all can read it,
And we have a lot of fun, all thru the day,
So now all join in the chorus and say.

SHRINE WALTZ-SONG