Sometimes I’m Happy

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PROFILE
Composer Vincent Youmans
Lyricists Leo Robin, Clifford Grey, Irving Caesar
Year Written 1927
About Sometimes I’m Happy
“Sometimes I’m Happy” was written for the musical Hit The Deck. It found early favor as a popular song with numerous recordings in 1927. It has also proven a durable standard, with recordings by Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond, Betty Carter, Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday, among many others.

Lyrics

Sometimes I’m happy sometimes I’m blue
My disposition depends on you
I never mind the rain from the skies
If I can find the sun in your eyes

Sometimes I love you sometimes I hate you
But when I hate you it’s cause I love you
That’s how I am so what can I do?
I’m happy when I’m with you

That’s how I am so what can I do?
I’m happy when I’m…
I’m happy when I’m with you

Session / Album Information

1962

Sometimes I’m Happy was recorded on March 15, 1962 for On The Glory Road, which was to be released in 1962, but was canceled. The song was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8613 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1813 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 2011: Disc #22 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK22) On the Glory Road

1967

“Sometimes I’m Happy” was recorded on September 1, 1967 and released that year on the album For Once In My Life. It was arranged by Marion Evans.

This recording released on:

  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9573 — For Once In My Life
  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2773 — For Once In My Life
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 63166 — For Once In My Life (UK)
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″ (Mono): BPG 63166 — For Once In My Life [UK]
  • 2009: Beat Goes On CD: 886 — For Once In My Life/I’ve Gotta Be Me [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #35 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK34) Tony Makes It Happen!

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