Happy Talk

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Happy Talk

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Hoping to convince Lt. Cable to marry her daughter Liat, Bloody Mary describes the life the two young lovers could have together.

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“Happy Talk” LYRICS

Happy talk,
Keep talkin’ happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do.
You gotta have a dream;
If you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

Talk about a moon
Floatin’ in de sky,
Lookin’ like a lily on a lake;
Talk about a bird
Learnin’ how to fly,
Makin’ all de music he can make.

Talk about a star
Lookin’ like a toy,
Peekin’ t’rough de branches of a tree;
Talk about a girl,
Talk about a boy,
Countin’ all de ripples on de sea

Talk about a boy
Sayin’ to a girl:
“Golly, baby! I’m a lucky cuss!”
Talk about de girl
Sayin’ to de boy:
“You an’ me is lucky to be us!”

Happy talk,
Keep talkin’ happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do.
You gotta have a dream;
If you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

If you don’t talk happy
An’ you never have a dream,
Den you’ll never have a dream come true.