Are you happy? It’s the only way to be, kid. Yes, be happy, it’s a good nice way to be. But not happy-happy, kid, don’t be too doubled-up doggone happy. It’s the doubled-up doggone happy- happy people . . . bust hard . . . they do bust hard . . . when they bust. Be happy, kid, go to it, but not too doggone happy.
- by Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Simon Sargon (b. 1938), "Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz", 1974 [ mezzo-soprano, clarinet, and piano ], from Patterns in Blue, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2021-02-09
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