THE BLUEBIRD OF
                  HAPPINESS

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From visitors to my site...
I thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.


Information on the Origins of the Song!


Great to find your Bluebird midi page.
For your information, the original song
Bluebird of Happiness
was;

Introduced at Radio City Music Hall
Popularized by Jan Peerce.
Best-selling record in 1948 by Art Mooney
and his Orchestra.

Words by Edward Heyman and Harry Parr Davies

Music by Sandor Harmati

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Here are the full lyrics:

(verse)
The beggar man and his mighty king are only
diff'rent in name,
For they are treated just the same by fate.
Today a smile and tomorrow tears,
We're never sure what's in store,
So learn your lesson before too late, so

(refrain)
Be like I, hold your head up high,
Till you find a bluebird of happiness.
You will find greater peace of mind
Knowing there's a bluebird of happiness.
And when he 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.

Life is sweet, tender and complete
When you find the bluebird of happiness.
You will find perfect peace of mind
When you find the bluebird of happiness.
Two hearts that beat as one,
'Neath a new found sun,
We are in a world that's just begun,
And you must sing his song, as you go along,
When you find the bluebird of happiness.

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Hope this info is helpful.

Cheers,

Dr Lionel Hartley - His Web Site

 
Blue Bird Memories!

 
Very creative and painstaking I am sure.
How perfectly quaint and peaceful all your site is.
I am especially prejudiced toward the
Bluebird part.

I was 6 yrs old when Pearl Harbor broke.
I remember how exasperating it was those war years.

Each nite, every hour on the hour for years the Phila
Radio station played Jan Peerce's Bluebird of Happiness.
The people asked for this.

I am one of the fortunate ones who visited Melbourne,
in I think, l956.
Many of my shipmates got married there.
Ha. You guys are great, you know.
Just great, and so like us.

God Bless you and your wonderful country and people.
We are, after all, together with the United Kingdom
and Canada, really one people; one family sharing
one common faith and ideals.

And oh yes thanks for Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise's ex.
Nicole Kidman.

Take care. Blase Campbell, Florida
.
February 2003

 

 Another!

Basically the Bluebird of Happiness is about a state of mind,
you should look for your own, it's fleeting, difficult to find,
but a positive thing.

There was a 1909 play by Maurice Maeterlink called "The Bluebird"
about two children who go on a magic journey looking for
the Bluebird of Happiness.
They don't find it, and when they return home they discover it's
been in their back yard all along.
I think the point of the play ... (I haven't seen or read about it, I just
know of it because it's mentioned in a Noel Streatfield
children's book) ... is that happiness is always within reach, but
if you push too hard you lose sight of it.

Laurie's comment ... I agree with the writer of the above,
he has made a very wise observation.

I thank him very much for emailing me.



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Laurie Seymour ... September 2001

Updated February 2003