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Happy Days Are Here again

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Music and Lyrics by J. Yellen and M. Ager

So long sad times
Go long bad times
We are rid of you at last

Howdy gay times
Cloudy gray times
You are now a thing of the past

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again

Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are gone
There'll be no more from now on
From now on ...

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So, Let's sing a song of cheer again

Happy times
Happy nights
Happy days
Are here again!

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For kids
This song was a hit in the 1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt used it in the Great Depression to cheer people up. Tickle your funny bone and get happy with some science‐related jokes compiled by NIEHS.
For teachers
In 1937, an Oregon doctor named David Bennett Hill produced a silent film on the “road to health and happiness.” What advice is different than today? What is the same? View the film online through the National Library of Medicine.

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