I Whistle a Happy Tune

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"I Whistle a Happy Tune"
Song from The King and I
Published 1951
Songwriter(s) Oscar Hammerstein II
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers

"I Whistle a Happy Tune" is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. It is sung by the Governess Anna Leonowens (played by Gertrude Lawrence) to her son Louis after the curtain rises on Act One of the musical, to persuade him not to be afraid as they arrive in Siam to serve the King.

In the 1956 film version, it was sung by Deborah Kerr (dubbed by Marni Nixon) and Rex Thompson.[1]

Notable recordings[edit]

References[edit]

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