Who Sang I Want to Be Happy? Stan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio

The Oscar Peterson Trio Stan Getz and The Oscar Peterson Trio cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-11-21
length: 7:37
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
bass: Ray Brown
guitar: Herb Ellis
piano: Oscar Peterson
tenor saxophone: Stan Getz
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
CD 1
  • 1 I Want to Be Happy
  • 2 Pennies From Heaven
  • 3 Ballad Medley: Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / I Don't Know Why I Just Do / How Long Has This Been Going On / I Can't Get Started / Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • 4 I'm Glad There Is You
  • 5 Tour's End
  • 6 I Was Doing All Right
  • 7 Bronx Blues
  • 8 Three Little Words
  • 9 Detour Ahead
  • 10 Sunday
  • 11 Blues for Herky