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It's a Happy Day

(rare song, 1978)

Written by Camilla Wharton
Arrangement by Ellen Amos


It's a happy day
for the water bugs have gone away
not a bird is sitting in his tree
not a he, she, it or me

It's a happy day
what a gate has flown away
taking all the floods to sea
leaving Uncle Sam and he

He was an air-force man
flying in all the news
she was his only queen
nothing really left to lose

yes, he was an air-force man
flying in all the news
she was his only queen
nothing really left to lose

It's a happy day
for the world has come to stay
not a creature sleeps today
the world will not go away
It's a happy day

[saxophone solo]

Let us dream and sleep tonight
all the world in its light
has had a tough, tough fight

yes, he was an air-force man
flying in all the news
she was his only queen
nothing really left to lose
She was his only girl
she called him Pop Crackle
he was her only pearl
flying out of Tangier Sound

It's a happy day
we are here to gather to stay
not a person will keep us away
our life is the greatest today

It's a happy day
this could go on all night
let us bed by bright moonlight
and have a good, good, good night


"It's a Happy Day"
1978




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