Glad To Be Unhappy


Lyrics by:  Lorenz Hart

Music by:  Richard Rodgers

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

From the Show:  On Your Toes  (1936)

Label:  Capitol Records

Recorded:  February 8, 1955



Look at yourself, if you had a sense of humor, you would laugh to beat the band

Look at yourself, do you still believe the 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

I can't win, but here I am, more than 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!