Aren't You Glad You're You

James Van Heusen, John Scott Trotter, Bing Crosby

About Aren't You Glad You're You

"Aren’t You Glad You’re You?" is a 1945 popular standard composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Johnny Burke. Van Heusen and Burke wrote the song for the film The Bells of St. Mary's, directed by Leo McCarey, and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman in the main roles. Bing Crosby presents the song in the film. "Aren't You Glad You Are You?" received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Song category in 1946 but lost out to "It Might As Well Be Spring". Bing Crosby's recording of the song on September 10, 1945 for Decca Records reached No. 8 in the Billboard charts. The song was quickly covered by The Pied Pipers (Capitol 225), Les Brown (with the band vocalist Doris Day, Columbia 36875) and Tommy Dorsey (RCA Victor 20-1728). who all reached the Billboard charts with their versions. It was subsequently covered by George Olsen (Majestic), Peggy Lee, Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker (on Gerry Mulligan Quartet Volume 1), Barbara Lea (1957), June Christy (1960), Rosemary Clooney (1961), Joe Williams (1961), Mel Tormé and George Shearing (Concord Jazz CCD-4471), Michael Feinstein (for his album Pure Imagination 1992), Rebecca Kilgore (The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen - 2005), and John McNeil & Bill McHenry Quartet (for their album Chill Morn He Climb Jenny 2010). 


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do you make the most of your five senses,
Or is your life like Old Mother Hubbard's shelf?
Well, mark this on your slate, 
Life is not an empty plate.
That's if you appreciate yourself.

Ev'ry time you're near a rose,
Aren't you glad you've got a nose?
And if the dawn is fresh with dew,
Aren't you glad you're you?
When a meadowlark appears,
Aren't you glad you've got two ears?
And if your heart is singing, too,
Aren't you glad you're you?
You can see a summer sky,
Or touch a friendly hand,
Or taste an apple pie.
Pardon the grammar, but ain't life grand?
And when you wake up each morn,
Aren't you glad that you were born?
Think what you've got the whole day through,
Aren't you glad you're you?

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Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. more »

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Written by: James Van Heusen, Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke

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