Glad to Be Unhappy

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This article is about the song. For the album by Paul Desmond, see Glad to Be Unhappy (album).
"Glad to Be Unhappy"
Song from On Your Toes
Published 1936
Writer(s) Lorenz Hart
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers

"Glad to Be Unhappy" is a popular song composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart.[1] It was introduced in their 1936 musical On Your Toes by Doris Carson and David Morris, although it was not popular at the time, as there was only one 1936 recording of the tune. In the 1937 London production, it was sung by Gina Malo and Eddie Pola. The song was performed in the 1954 Broadway revival by Kay Coulter and Joshua Shelley.

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  1. ^ Jacobs, Dick & Harriet Jacobs – ‘’Who Wrote That Song?’’ published by Writer’s Digest Books, 1993,