Let Me Sing and I’m Happy

Words and Music by Irving Berlin

What care I who makes the laws of a nation
Let those who will take care of its rights and wrongs
What care I who cares for the world’s affairs
As long as I can sing its popular songs

Let me sing a funny song
With crazy words that roll along
And if my song can start you laughing
I’m happy, happy

Let me sing a sad refrain
Of broken hearts who love in vain
And if my song can start you crying
I’m happy

Let me croon a lowdown blues
That lifts you out of your seat
If my blues can reach your shoes
And start you tapping your feet
I’m happy

Let me sing of Dixie’s charms
Of cotton fields and mammy’s arms
And if my song can make you homesick
I’m happy

Recorded by Ruth Etting on March 25, 1930 in New York City for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 2172 D (Matrix 150118)

Goodnight My Love

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Goodnight My Love - Ruth Etting
Take Two Records
Recorded: 1930-1937
Released: November 7, 1994

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