“The Morning After”


"Sometimes, old scout, in the morning, when the dawn looks cold and gray," the singer ponders life's troubles and wonders 'Is it really worth the while?" He lists various problems. Then he gets serious about the day, for "tomorrow you may die."


  1. Dean, pp. 131-132, "The Morning After" (1 text)
  2. ADDITIONAL: Hazel Felleman, Best Loved Poems of the American People, pp. 621-622, "Is It Really Worth the While?" (1 text)
  3. Roud #9588
  4. BI, Dean131


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Dean)
Keywords: nonballad death
Found in: US(MW)