I had an occasion to look up the lyrics to “You Mustn’t Be Discouraged” as sung by Tiger Haynes and Carol Burnett because no matter how many times I hear that song, I find I always paraphrase a bit instead of quoting it directly.
Paraphrase no more! This post by Jaime J. Weinman has ’em all, plus mentions Tiger Haynes, who had a key role in that particular song and overall musical. Sometimes I think Carol herself has forgotten.
“When you’re sleeping on a park bench
Eating grass ’cause you’ve no dough,
Your luck will change manana —
You may be six feet under, helping it grow.
So just remember when you’re lower than low,
There’s always one step further down you can go.”
Isn’t that a helpful sentiment? I just love Tiger Haynes, thanks to my dad. Looks like Jaime’s dad also liked him.
Oh, you want the song itself? Here!