Who Sang Glad to Be Unhappy? Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Lady in Satin cover art

Some other versions of "Glad to Be Unhappy"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
release date: 1958-6
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band
length: 4:10
conductor: Ray Ellis
background vocals: Elise Bretton and Miriam Workman
bass: Milt Hinton
bass trombone: Tom Mitchell
cello: David Soyer and Maurice Brown
flute: Phil Bodner, Danny Bank, Thomas Parshley and Romeo Penque
guitar: Barry Galbraith
harp: Janet Putman
lead vocals: Billie Holiday
orchestra: Ray Ellis and His Orchestra
piano: Mal Waldron
solo trombone: J.J. Johnson
trombone: Urbie Green and Jack Green
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Billy Butterfield and Mel Davis
viola: Sidney Brecher and Richard Dickler
violin: Harry Melnikoff, Milton Lomask, Sam Rand, Harry Hoffman, Harry Katzman, Emanuel Green, George Ockner and Leo Kruczek
drums (drum set): Osie Johnson
Look at yourself.
If you had the sense of humor,
You would laugh to beat the band.

Look at yourself.
Do you still believe in rumor
that romance is simply grand?

Since you took it right
on the chin,
you have lost that bright
toothpaste grin.

My mental state is all a jumble.
I sit around and sadly mumble.

Fools rush in, so here I am,
very glad to be unhappy.

Unrequited love's a bore,
and I've got it pretty bad.
But for someone you adore,
it's a pleasure to be sad

Like a straying baby lamb
with no mammy and no pappy,
I'm so unhappy,
but oh, so glad.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I'm a Fool to Want You
  • 2 For Heaven's Sake
  • 3 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 4 I Get Along Without You Very Well
  • 5 For All We Know
  • 6 Violets for Your Furs
  • 7 You've Changed
  • 8 It's Easy to Remember
  • 9 But Beautiful
  • 10 Glad to Be Unhappy
  • 11 I'll Be Around

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin