Heptune presents:

Happy Today, Sad Tomorrow

 (Livingston, Armstrong)

Photograph of Lil Hardin Armstrong

Transcribed from Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, recorded February 2, 1938.
From Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, 1936-1940, Chronological Classics, vol. 564.

Now, I'm happy today, but I'm sad tomorrow,
What a life for me!
Monday's gladness, Tuesday's sorrow, oh,
The next day is full of ecstacy!
Oh, now, I never know what the night will bring,
When I awake each morn at the dawn,
Whether I must cry or whether I must sing,
Oh, Lord, why was I born?

My heart is full of devotion,
But through cloudy skies, I now realize,
Hmm, now you control my every emotion,
Hmm, with just one look into your lovely eyes.

Now, I'm happy today, but I'm sad tomorrow,
What a life for me!
Monday's gladness, Tuesday's sorrow,
But the next day is full of ecstacy!

My heart is full of devotion,
But through cloudy skies, I now realize,
You control my every emotion,
Oh, with just one look into your lovely eyes.

Now, I'm happy today, but I'm sad tomorrow,
What a life for me!
Monday's gladness, Tuesday's sorrow,
But the next day is full of ecstacy!



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Published 12/1/00.

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