Put On A Happy Face

Album: Bye Bye Birdie (1960)
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  • The title makes any further description superfluous. This song from the 1960 Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie has cleverly crafted lyrics by Lee Adams; the music is by Charles Strouse.
  • The arrangement of the song is more thematic of an earlier era, and it could easily pass for a 1940s or even a 1920s song. In the musical it is performed by the character Albert, though in the 1963 film version it is performed by two characters, Albert and Rosie played by Dick Van Dyke and Janet Leigh. It is easily the most widely recorded song from Bye Bye Birdie and has long become a standard; its title has also become a cliché. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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