I Want to Be Happy

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"I Want to Be Happy" is a song with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar for the 1925 musical No, No, Nanette.

Musical[edit]

The song is used several times throughout the musical as a running theme representing the attempts of various people to please others.

It is first sung by the character Jimmy to his ward Nanette.

Recordings[edit]

“I Want to Be Happy” charted several times over thirteen years:[1]

Other Versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (I Want to Be Happy)". Jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 2011-11-29.