Best Thing in Life, The
DESCRIPTION: "Great men" sitting in a club discuss "the best thing in life." A general says "it is boys fighting for home and the flag." A millionaire says it is gold. "An old fellow" says it is mother's/sweetheart's/babies' love.
AUTHOR: Charles K. Harris (source: Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports)
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach); reportedly composed 1907
KEYWORDS: love marriage army battle gold nonballad children family mother soldier
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports, pp. 52-54, "The Best Thing in Life" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jim Rossiter, "The Best Thing in Life" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
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