I’ve stumped Google - so I figured I’d see what the Dope could come up with…
I remember a few lines from a song I heard about 30 years ago.
I’ve been able to find exactly 1 hit on Google for each different part.
I remember the chorus exactly as this other person does
"Do the best you can with what you’ve got
The best you can with what you’ve got
Don’t fume or fuss over what is not
Do the very very best you can with what you’ve got "
The “Ask Yahoo” answer is they’re typical brand of wrong. (dead link with song title and artist as part of URL, which as far as I can tell has nothing to do with any of the lyrics).
The only other part I remember is one of the verses – likely the first verse:
"If you want to dig potatoes, you oughta have a hoe
but s’posin’ you ain’t got a hoe, well look
Just put your stoutest boots on, and dig 'em with your toe
and " [something something something rhymes with look]
Which I was able to find a match for, by searching Google for “put your stoutest boots on”
with the last line being “theyll turn out just as tasty when theyre cooked!”
This person attributes the quote to himself, though. Which seems unlikely…
For some reason, I have it stuck in my head that it was a song in a musical/play about Davy Crockett. If that helps. Or gets you stuck too. I dont know.