This song has been recorded several times and has been used by The New York Times in a standing feature on the Great Depression.



Hello, my beautiful friend
Heard you’ve got sad times again
Tears don’t become you, I know they try
Troubles never listen to a lullaby

So thought I’d call my beautiful friend
Let you know I’m thinking again
Of all that you give me, I still can’t explain
How you keep making rainbows out of nothing but rain

How can I tell you what you mean to me
I’m not some kind of poet with a grand soliloquy
You’ve got beauty nothing can touch
And you’ve got a friend who loves you

So much, my beautiful friend
One day the sad days will end
Till that happens I want you to know
The world got much sweeter
And my life is better
Since I met my beautiful friend