What’s the Use? (James Kelly Cole)

“What’s the Use?”

Lyrics: James Kelly Cole.
Tune: Unknown.


The world is full of pain and gloom;
What’s the use?
We fight through life from crib to tomb;
What’s the use?
We work and sweat both night and day,
For that wee bit that men call pay,
And then we prod the same old way,
What’s the use?

We rise at dawn to start at work;
What’s the use?
We cannot rest or labor shirk;
What’s the use?
We come home worn at night to sleep,
But when the sunbeams light the steep,
We hustle out our job to keep;
What’s the use?


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