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Subject: It's a Hap Hap Happy Day lyrics

Written By: karen (Guest) on 05/28/03 at 05:17 a.m.

I'm trying to find the words to the song 'It's a Hap Hap Happy Day'.  I've tried searching for them on Google and can only find sites relating to the guy who wrote the words or opportunities to purchase song sheets.  I'm sure the shipping costs would make this silly.

My daughter is singing it in a dance show and I want her to learn the correct words now before she decides herself what they are.  It's very difficult to argue her out of them once she's made up her mind.

I know this isn't really the sort of stuff discussed here but someone might know them, all the same.


Subject: Re: It's a Hap Hap Happy Day lyrics

Written By: bj26 on 05/30/03 at 02:00 p.m.

I think Brer Rabbit sang it in Disney's "Song of the South", so you might try to find that movie.

Subject: Re: It's a Hap Hap Happy Day lyrics

Written By: 98vfr on 05/30/03 at 04:55 p.m.

are you sure thats the name of what your looking for, maybe its just ITS A HAPPY DAY.

Subject: Re: It's a Hap Hap Happy Day lyrics

Written By: Paul_UK on 06/04/03 at 01:06 p.m.

Hi Karen

This must be it...how many songs have that title?

Would've replied sooner to this, but wasn't sure where my copy was located. Rather than say "I've got it, but can't find it" - I found it first...you know what I mean! Anyway, hope it's not too late for your daughter to use.

I can't quite place one lyric, where I've put a (?), but it's 99.9% there...


Now the first piece is one of those long, rambling intros that songs of this era (WW2-time) used to have. I don't know if it's relevant or not, but I've included it...


When I was born I was so young
And all I did was yell
And yet I had my favourite (?) sounds (?)
Though why I cannot tell
And then I reached that stage
Known as the awkward age
My parents said, "Now you're an in-between"
To make-up was looked down upon
And late nights were all frowned upon
My holidays were spent in quarantine
For Christmas I had mumps
That's just a mess of lumps
I must have been an unattractive brat
Scarlet fever, complications
Convalescence with relations
But now I'm glad I'm over all of that
My quarantines are finished and for good
And I must say it's really rather nice
For whatever I could catch, I've caught it once
And if possible I've always caught it twice
So you can't blame me if I say, say, say.....

(OK, here's where the song really gets going...everyone join in with the toodle-oodle-oodles...)

**It's a hap-hap-happy day
For you and me for us and we
All the clouds have rolled away
It's a hap-hap-happy day
The sun shines bright and the world's so right
It's a hap-hap-happy day
Four and twenty sunbeams
Are dancing round my face
Four score and twenty more
Are dancing every place
It's a hap-hap-happy day
You can't go wrong if you sing this song
It's a hap-hap-happy day**

In summer places get that holiday spirit
We've got our cares on the run
Let's shout it out so everybody can hear it
We've found our place in the sun

(Then the bit between ** gets repeated again)

Ah! They don't write 'em like that anymore!

Let's just hope your daughter raises the roof with it!

All the best!

Subject: Re: It's a Hap Hap Happy Day lyrics

Written By: karen (Guest) on 06/04/03 at 04:21 p.m.

Thanks Paul

Thats the song definitely.  Elizabeth has just learnt the toodle-oodle part of it I think.

Now I've got the words we can really practice and maybe she'll be able to sing and dance (which is hard when you're four)