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Lyr Req: Glad Bluebird of Happiness (from J Baez)

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Subject: glad bluebird of happiness
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 12:14 AM

Having trouble finding the lyrics to this song. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: glad bluebird of happiness
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 12:38 AM

click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: glad bluebird of happiness
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 12:39 AM

wrong one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: glad bluebird of happiness
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 10:29 PM

Thanks. But that wasn't the one I was looking for. Joan Baez does it on "David's Album" It's "Glad Bluebird of Happiness". Haven't been able to trace the lyrics yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: glad bluebird of happiness
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 09:01 AM

Written by D. Skrabak, if that's any help.  There is a brief sound-clip  here.


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Subject: ADDPOP: Bluebird of Happiness
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 08:45 PM

A few months ago, my sainted mother-in-law sent me looking for "Bluebird of Happiness," recorded by cantor/opera singer Jan Peerce. Never did find the recording, but here are the words. Sappy, isn't it?
...but I guess it's not the one that was requested.
-Joe Offer-

The Bluebird Of Happiness
words by Edward Heyman & music by Sandor Harmati, 1940

The beggar man and the mighty king
Are only different in name
For they are treated just the same by Fate.
Today a smile and tomorrow a tear
We're never sure what's in store
So learn your lesson before it is too late.

So be like I
Hold your head up high
Till you find the bluebird of happiness.

You will find
Greater peace of mind
Knowing there's a bluebird of happiness.

And when she sings to you
Though you're deep in blue
You will see a ray of light creep through.

And so, remember this
Life is no abyss
Somewhere there's a bluebird of happiness.

The poet with his pen
The peasant with his plow
It makes no difference who you are
It's all the same somehow.

The king upon his throne
The jester at his feet
The artist, the actress
The man on the street.

It's a life of smiles
And a life of tears
It's a life of hope
And a life of fears.

It's a blinding torrent of rain
And a brilliant burst of sun,
A biting, tearing thing
And bubbling, sparkling fun.

And no matter what you have
Don't envy those you meet,
It's all the same, it's in the game
The bitter and the sweet.

And if things don't look so cheerful
Just show a little fight,
For every bit of darkness
There's a little bit of light.

For every bit of hatred
There's a little bit of love.
For every cloudy morning
There's a midnight moon above.

So don't you forget
You must search
Till you find the bluebird.
You will find peace
And contentment forever

If you will . . .

Be like I
Hold your head up high
Till you find the bluebird of happiness.

You will find
Greater peace of mind
Knowing there's a bluebird of happiness.

And when she sings to you
Though you're deep in blue
You will see a ray of light creep through.

And so remember this
Life is no abyss
Somewhere there's a bluebird of happiness.
Lyrics also available here (click)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: glad bluebird of happiness
From: Amos
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 11:14 PM

Be LIKE I?? If you're gonna be pompous, ya oughta at least do the grammar right and say "Be as I"..(am).

Oi, those Victorian furbelows!!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: glad bluebird of happiness
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 11:51 PM

Careful, Amos. My sainted mother-in-law really likes this song, and my wife sang it in chorus when she was in high school. It's not wise to contradict Polish women...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: glad bluebird of happiness
From: Amos
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 01:17 AM

I promise not to contradict her in a language I don't speak, Joe! :>) Warm regards to her sianted memory, I'm sure...may she find her bluebird on every hand.

Very best,

A


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Subject: Lyr Add: GLAD BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS (D Skrabak)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 02:49 PM

There are lots of copies of lyrics for this song at various lyric sites on the internet but they nearly all contain errors. The best copy I've found is at this site. But this copy is based on my own hearing:


GLAD BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
By Darryl Skrabak
As sung by Joan Baez on "David's Album" (1969)

I was walking down the road,
Not caring much where I was goin',
A heavy pack upon my back,
Worldly goods within a sack
Of loneliness,
When fluttered by this bird of blue.
He said, "I'll tell you what I'll do:
Since you seem to be so sad,
I'll try and be your glad
Bluebird of happiness."

CHORUS: And he goes flying
Over the ocean blue,
Bound for places
I'm not known to.

I decided to follow him.
My thoughts have faded dim since then,
Blown foggy by the winds of haste,
As from shore to shore we raced,
Moved from place to place.
The moon is hot; the stars are cold.
I been there; that's how I know.
I touched the desert sunsets cold,
And tasted of the melted snows
Of Kilimanjaro. CHORUS

I'll follow that bird until he dies,
And when he does then so will I.
I know I'll never be the same.
Life for me is bound to change.
When death ends the chase,
I'll lift his body from the sea,
Let him dry in a trade-wind breeze,
Find some merry Christmas yews,
Wrap him up, and give him to you,
My bluebird of happiness. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glad Bluebird of Happiness (from J Baez)
From: GUEST,Jaze
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 04:29 PM

Thanks Jim, that's pretty much how I hear it. There were a couple words I wasn't sure of but I guess you hear it the same way. Thanks again.


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