Who Sang I Want to Be Happy? Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader Vibist cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1954
piano: Hank Jones
vibraphone: Cal Tjader
bass: Al McKibbon
drums (drum set): Kenny Clarke
composer: Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar
lyricist: Irving Caesar
I'm a very ordinary man
Trying to work out life's happy plan
Doing unto others as I'd like to have them doing unto me

When I find a very lonely soul
Soon be-kinda-comes my only goal
I feel so much better when I tell them my philosophy

I want to be happy
But I won't be happy
Till I make you happy too.

Life's really worth living
When we are mirth giving
Why can't I give some to you

When skies are gray and you say you are blue
I'll send the sun smiling through

I want to be happy
But I won't be happy
Till I make you happy too.

When skies are gray and you say you are blue
I'll send the sun smiling through

I want to be happy
But I won't be happy
Till I make you happy too.

Tracklist
10" Vinyl 1
  • 1 After You’ve Gone
  • 2 A Sunday Kind of Love
  • 3 It’s You or No One
  • 4 Isn’t It Romantic
  • 5 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 6 Minority
  • 7 Tangerine
  • 8 I Want to Be Happy