“If You’re Happy and You Know It” – A Debate

If You're Happy and You Know It Debate

Tim and I have been in a war of words song lyrics for a couple of months now, and maybe you can help us solve it. The way I sing the song is: “If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.” Tim sings “If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it.”

My argument: That’s the way it is sung. Your face shows your happiness, no matter what culture. 

Tim’s argument: You are singing about the different ways you show you’re happy (clapping your hands, stamping your feet, etc.) so these lyrics make better sense.

Ok, I totally get where Tim is coming from, but I stand fast that he’s wrong.

So, can you help us settle it? Leave a comment on this blog post to say which way YOU sing this song. Thanks for  helping us settle this dispute!

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  1. Grandma Elly says:

    I know how we sang it, but NO WAY am I going to take sides on this one 😉

  2. You are correct, Dory. Be strong.

  3. I’ve heard both, but have always sing Tim’s version… Sorry, Dory 🙂

  4. Sung. Points should be deducted for not proofreading 🙂

  5. Mary Welby von Thelen says:

    Sorry Dory, I’m with Tim on this one.

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