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Written by: Robert William Service | Biography
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 Say! You've struck a heap of trouble --
 Bust in business, lost your wife;
No one cares a cent about you,
 You don't care a cent for life;
Hard luck has of hope bereft you,
 Health is failing, wish you'd die --
Why, you've still the sunshine left you
 And the big, blue sky.

Sky so blue it makes you wonder
 If it's heaven shining through;
Earth so smiling 'way out yonder,
 Sun so bright it dazzles you;
Birds a-singing, flowers a-flinging
 All their fragrance on the breeze;
Dancing shadows, green, still meadows --
 Don't you mope, you've still got these.

These, and none can take them from you;
 These, and none can weigh their worth.
What! you're tired and broke and beaten? --
 Why, you're rich -- you've got the earth!
Yes, if you're a tramp in tatters,
 While the blue sky bends above
You've got nearly all that matters --
 You've got God, and God is love.