A WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE SEABOARD VILLAGES

Hector McNair – Contentment

CONTENTMENT

 

CONTENTMENT WHAT A BLESSING

BESTOWED UPON SO FEW

YOU’RE RICHER THAN A MILLIONAIRE

IF IT’S BESTOWED BY YOU.

FOR WEALTH IS BUT A VISION

AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE

AND THE ONE WHO HAS CONTENTMENT

IS THE REALLY WEALTHY ONE.

 

THEY’RE TOILING OUT IN CANADA

OFF SCOTLAND’S STURDY SONS

IN FAR AWAY AUSTRALIA

THEY MIX WITH OTHER ONES.

THEY SIT AROUND AN OLD CAMP FIRE

WITH EMBERS RUDDY GLOW

AND TALK OF HOME AND DEAR OLD FRIENDS

THEY LEFT SO LONG AGO.

 

HAPPINESS TRUE HAPPINESS

THEY SIGH FOR IT IN VAIN

THERE’S MONEY COMING TO THEM

BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE FULL OF PAIN.

THEY THINK OF HOME THE OLD FIRESIDE

AND FOLKS WHO THERE ABIDE

AND A MOTHER OR A LASSIE DEAR

IS ALWAYS ON THEIR MIND.

 

TAKE ALL THE DIAMONDS IN THIS WORLD

AND THE JEWELS RICH AND RARE

WEIGH THEM IN THE BALANCE

AND YOU’LL FIND YOU CAN’T COMPARE.

WITH WEALTH AND TRUTH A HAPPY HOME

WHERE LOVE AND TRUTH ASIDE

AND YOUR SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST

AT YOUR FIRE SIDE.

 

CONTENTMENT WHAT A BLESSING

BESTOWED UPON SO FEW

YOU’RE RICHER THAN A MILLIONAIRE

IF IT’S BESTOWED BY YOU.

FOR WEALTH IS BUT A VISION

AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE

AND THE ONE WHO HAS CONTENTMENT

IS THE REALLY WEALTHY ONE.

 

Written and sung by Hector McNair.


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