Make Someone Happy

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PROFILE
Composer Jule Styne
Lyricists Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Year Written 1960
About Make Someone Happy
“Make Someone Happy” is from the 1960 musical Do Re Mi, by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Do Re Mi concerns a guy, a bit of a loser and a con, who goes into the juke box business with some gangster pals. ”Make Someone Happy” was introduced by John Reardon and Nancy Dussault.

Lyrics

Make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy;
Make just one heart the heart you sing to.
One smile that cheers you,
One face that lights when it nears you,
One girl you’re ev’rything to.

Fame if you win it,
Comes and goes in a minute.
Where’s the real stuff in life to cling to?
Love is the answer,
Someone to love is the answer.
Once you’ve found her, build your world around her.

Make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy,
And you will be happy, too.

Session / Album Information

1962

“Make Someone Happy” was recorded on August 28, 1962 and released in 2013 on the album Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962.

This recording released on:

  • 2013: Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions Live 1962 (88883718042)

1976-1

“Make Someone Happy” was recorded in September, 1976 and was released the following year on Together Again.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7117 — Together Again
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1991: DRG CD: CDMRS901 — Together Again
  • 1996: Victor CD: VICJ-5177 — Together Again
  • 1999: Rhino CD: R2 75837 — Together Again
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2003: Concord CD: CCD-2198 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: PRO-CJ-0081-2 — The Complete Improv Recordings Sampler
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Concord CRE-32955-02 – The Best of the Improv Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #53 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK52) Together Again

1976-2

“Make Someone Happy” (alternate take #5) was recorded in September, 1976 but was not released until the 1999 Rhino release of Together Again.

This recording released on:

  • 1999: Rhino CD: R2 75837 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #53 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK52) Together Again

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