Get Happy

GetHappy

PROFILE
Composer Harold Arlen
Lyricist Ted Koehler
Year Written 1930
About Get Happy
“Get Happy” was written for the 1930 The Nine-Fifteen Revue, where it was introduced by Ruth Etting. Most people today are more familiar with Judy Garland’s wonderful song and dance performance in the 1950 movie Summer Stock.

Lyrics

Pack up your troubles and just get happy
Ya better chase all your cares away
Sing hallelujah, c’mon get happy
Get ready for the judgment day

The sun is shinin’, c’mon get happy
The lord is waiting to take your hand
Shout hallelujah, c’mon get happy
We’re goin’ to the promised land

We’re headin’ ‘cross the river
Gonna wash our sins in the tide
It’s all so peaceful
On the other side

Forget your troubles and just get happy
Ya better chase all your cares away
Sing hallelujah, c’mon get happy
Get ready for the judgment day

The sun is shinin’, c’mon get happy
The lord is waiting to take your hand
Shout hallelujah, c’mon get happy
We’re goin’ to the promised land

We’re headin’ ‘cross the river
Wash our sins away in the tide
It’s all so peaceful
On the other side

We’re headin’ ‘cross the river
Wash our sins away in the tide
It’s all so peaceful
On the other side

Forget your troubles and just get happy
Ya better chase your cares away!!
Sing hallelujah, c’mon get happy
Get ready for the judgment day

Session / Album Information

1968

“Get Happy” was recorded on May 22, 1968 and released that year on the album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1968: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9678 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain
  • 1968: CBS LP 12″: 63351 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #36 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK35) Yesterday I Heard The Rain

1971

“Get Happy” was recorded on January 31, 1971 and released that year on the album Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1971: Columbia LP 12″: C 30953 — Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 2011: Disc #42 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK41) Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra

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