Glad to Be Unhappy
Lorenz Hart
Richard Rodgers
September, 1958
February 8, 1955
In the Wee Small Hours - Glad to Be Unhappy

"Glad to Be Unhappy" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours.

A live performance of Sinatra's rendition of this song can be found on Sinatra ’57 in Concert.

History Edit

"Glad to Be Unhappy" was composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart.[1] The song was introduced by Doris Carson and David Morris who performed the song for the 1936 musical On Your Toes.

Gina Malo and Eddie Pola performed the song in the London counterpart of On Your Toes. In addition, Kay Coulter and Joshua Shelley were those who performed the song in 1954 for the Broadway rendition of the musical.

Releases Edit

Studio recordings

Lyrics Edit

Look at yourself, if you had a sense of humor
You would laugh to beat the band
Look at yourself, do you still believe the rumor
That romance is simply grand?

Since you took it right on the chin
You have lost that bright toothpaste grin
My mental state is all a-jumble
I sit around and sadly mumble

Fools rush in, so here I am
Very glad to be unhappy
I can't win, but here I am
More than glad to be unhappy

Unrequited love's a bore
And I've got it pretty bad
But for someone you adore
It's a pleasure to be sad

Like a straying baby lamb
With no mammy and no pappy
I'm so unhappy
But oh, so glad!

Other artists Edit

References Edit

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

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