Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life
Words by Ada Blenkhorn | Music by J. Howard Entwisle | Copyright 1899
“Early in Ada Blenkhorn’s life, she was given the task of caring for an invalid nephew who always wanted his wheel chair to be pushed ‘down the sunny side of the street.’ His constant repetition of this phrase inspired her to write the gospel Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life. ” – Phil Kerr
“We learned this song from A.P.’s uncle, Laish Carter, who was a music teacher. We recorded it in 1928 in Camden, New Jersey. After we recorded it and started singing it on radio, we used it as our theme song. A. P. has a gold record of this song on his tombstone.” – Mother Maybelle Carter, of the original Carter family.