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Monday Morning Pick Me Up: Don’t Worry Be Happy

Is there a more simple refrain?

I remember when this song first came out.  You couldn’t escape it.  It was everywhere! Posters, t-shirts, it was on the radio like 24/7…

…but in a way, it is perfect.  I think it is just as perfect today as it was then, if not more so.

The song in and of itself is timeless.  It was the first a capella song to reach #1 on the billboard charts, and stayed there for 2 weeks.

Beyond that, you can’t listen to the song without smiling.  It’s hard. And every aspect of the song is infectious… from the bass line to the melody, to that timeless refrain.

I myself try not to worry.  However, sometimes I can’t help myself.  But, I give myself a day or two to worry over something, and then I simply tuck it away.  As an old coworker used to say, “fake it till you make it.”. Sometimes faking a smile, before long, becomes a genuine smile, and you didn’t even realize it.

So, remember to Don’t worry, Be happy, and be sure to remind someone else. You never know whose day you may be brightening with a smile and a kind word.

Lyrics

Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Performed by Bobby McFerrin

Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
(Don’t worry, be happy now)

Don’t worry
Be happy
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry
Be happy
Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy
(Look at me I am happy)

Don’t worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy

Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got no girl to make you smile
But don’t worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy
(don’t worry, be happy now)

Don’t worry
Be happy
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry
Be happy
Don’t worry, be happy

[*4th verse not in radio edit]
Now there is this song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don’t worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
When you worry
You make it double
But don’t worry
Be happy, be happy now

Don’t worry
Be happy
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry
Be happy
Don’t worry, be happy

[Radio edit continues here]
Don’t worry
Don’t worry don’t do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don’t bring everybody down like this

Don’t worry
It will soon pass whatever it is
Don’t worry, be happy
I’m not worried, I’m happy

Writer: ADAMS/HEDGES/BRACEGIRDLE/BRANNIGAN
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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