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  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi kids

    We are looking for any song that has happy words in the title or lyrics. (For examples of
    sad songs, see the post titled TOWNS. We started with one subject and somehow segued into another.) Examples of happy songs:

    I've got sixpence, jolly, jolly sixpence.

    Come to the Fair
    The folk are a-singing so cheerful and gay!
    Heigh-ho! Come to the fair!

    We used to sing this in the High School Chorus. The song was written by Helen Taylor
    who also wrote Bless This House.

    Get Happy!
    Forget Your Troubles. C'mon, get happy.

    Judy Garland sang this at the end of the film "Summer Stock" Even Judy and Gene
    Kelly couldn't do much with the plodding script, but there are some good dance

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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Happy Talk" from the musical South Pacific.
    "Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe" sung by Judy Garland.

    "When You're Smiling" sung by Louie Prima.
    "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" sung by Perry Como.

    "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from the musical Oklahoma.
    "It's a Big Wide Wonderful World" sung by Dean Martin.
    "Laughter in the Rain" by Neil Sedaka.
    "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" sung by Donna Fargo.

    "There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" sung by Al Jolson.
    "My Happiness" sung by Connie Francis.
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, when I left my post was here. Who knows where it is now.

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Three Irving Berlin songs with happy in the lyrics.

    Let Me Sing and I'm Happy
    It's A Lovely Day Today...Happy
    Can't remember the 3rd one.

    Irving also wrote Blue Skies. The word happy is not in the lyrics but the mood of the song
    is like California, Here I come. The singer is obviously in a happy mood.

    Mockingbird Hill...Gladness
    Love in Bloom...Joy, ecstasy. (Jack Benny's theme song.)
    Rainbows Are Back In Style...Happy, happier and smile.

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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The Heather On The Hill from Brigadoon, Lerner and Lowe.
    Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.

    Oh Susanna by Stephen Foster.
    Yankee Doodle Dandy, G. M. Cohan.

    Friendship by Cole Porter. This is the one Lucy and Ethel sang while ripping
    their identical gowns to pieces.
    A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins by the Sherman brothers Robert and Richard.
    They wrote lots of music for Disney including It's A Small World.

    Up, Up and Away
    The Age of Aquarius (Both contributed by Gordon.)

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  6. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    The laughing gnome

    There is a happy land
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    Do you remember the David Bowie library poster from the 1980s? It was so popular it
    was reissued two years ago. We used to visit a library in the nearby city of Glendale. They
    had remodeled the mansion of a former real estate millionaire. The library had rare books
    and a huge music collection. Must have walked by the Bowie poster a hundred times.

    Personally I don't assume that position when reading a book, but maybe he was humming
    "Don't Sit Down".

    Good to hear from you.

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