Who Sang Happy Talk? Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley

Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1962-9
length: 2:26
remixer: Larry Walsh
producer: Tom Morgan and Andy Wiswell
alto saxophone: Cannonball Adderley
cornet: Nat Adderley
double bass: Sam Jones
piano: Joe Zawinul
vocal: Nancy Wilson
drums (drum set): Louis Hayes
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
Happy talk
Keep talkin' happy talk

Talk about things you'd like to do.
You gotta have a dream
If you don't have a dream
How you gonna have a dream come true?
Talk about a moon floatin' in the sky

Lookin' like a lily on a lake;
Talk about a bird learnin' how to fly
Makin' all the music he can make.

Happy talk
Keep talkin' happy talk

Let's talk about a star lookin' like a toy

Peekin' through the branches of a tree;
Talk about a girl
Talk about a boy
Countin' all the ripples on the sea.

Happy talk
Keep talkin' happy talk

Talk about a boy sayin' to the girl:
Golly, Baby ! I'm a lucky cuss !
Talk about a girl sayin' to the boy:
'You and me are lucky to be us !"

Happy talk
Keep talkin' happy talk

If you don't talk happy and you never have a dream
Then you'll never have a dream come true !

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Save Your Love For Me
  • 2 Teaneck
  • 3 Never Will I Marry
  • 4 I Can’t Get Started
  • 5 The Old Country
  • 6 One Man’s Dream
  • 7 Happy Talk
  • 8 Never Say Yes
  • 9 The Masquerade Is Over
  • 10 Unit 7
  • 11 A Sleepin’ Bee