I Whistle a Happy Tune

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I Whistle a Happy Tune

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

As their ship approaches Bangkok, Anna teaches her nervous son Louis a helpful way to curtail worrisome thoughts – which she herself secretly feels.

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“I Whistle a Happy Tune” LYRICS

Whenever I feel afraid,
I hold my head erect
And whistle a happy tune,
So no one will suspect
I’m afraid.

While shivering in my shoes,
I strike a careless pose
And whistle a happy tune
And no one ever knows
I’m afraid.

The result of this deception
Is very strange to tell,
For when I fool the people I fear,
I fool myself as well!

I whistle a happy tune,
And ev’ry single time
The happiness in the tune
Convinces me that I’m
Not afraid!

Make believe you’re brave
And the trick will take you far;
You may be as brave
As you make believe you are.

[whistling]

You may be as brave
As you make believe you are.