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SAM'S SONG [The Happy Tune] (Oscar Rabin) Lew Quadling (m) Jack Elliott (l) 1950 as recorded by Oscar Rabin & his Band (vocal by Dennis Hale & David Ede) 1950 also rec by - Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby '50 Ted Heath & his Music (vocal by Denis Lotis) '50 Joe "Fingers" Carr (Lou Busch) '50 Millican & Nesbitt '50's Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr '62 The Big Ben Banjo Band Here's a happy tune You love to croon, They call it Sam's Song. Catchy as can be, The melody, They call it Sam's Song. Nothin' on your mind, And then you find You're hummin' Sam's Song. Why, it makes you grin, Get's under your skin, As only a song can do. People that you meet Out on the street Are whistlin' Sam's Song. Everyone you see Will soon agree That it's a grand song. So forget your troubles and wear a smile, You'll find you'll never go wrong If you learn to croon The happy tune, They call it Sam's Song. Why, it makes you grin, Get's under your skin, As only a song can do. People that you meet Out on the street Are whistlin' Sam's Song. Everyone you see Will soon agree That it's a grand song. So forget your troubles and wear a smile, You'll find you'll never go wrong If you learn to croon The happy tune, They call it Sam's Song. It's the happiest tune that you have ever heard, Sam's Song! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - November 2012) **************************** SAM'S SONG As sung by Sammy Davis Jr. & Dean Martin DM) Here's a happy tune SD) A happy tune DM) You'll love to croon SD) You love to croon DM) They call it Dean's song SD) Hey, you don't seem to understand DM) Catchy as can be SD) I must agree DM) The melody SD) The melody DM) They call it Dean's song SD) Looks like I'm gonna have to explain this thing SD) You don't dig this scene SD) I'm saying, Dean, the song is Sam's song DM) Sam, you're just a ham SD) But Dean here's the scam SD) The song was named after Sam DM) Sam who? SD) Sam Houston DM) Oh DM) May I say with pride where I reside DM) They call it Dean's song SD) And that's quite a group you have going for you DM) There's no bigger choir that you could hire for singing Dean's song SD) They make the Mormon Tabernacle sound like a trio DM) Sam it's plain to see that you're put out with me SD) Well I'm not just singing along DM) Tell you what I'll do since I'm with you (alternative: Tell you what I'll do, since you're a Jew...) DM) We'll call it Clyde's song SD) Clyde's song? DM) Here's a happy tune SD) Its a sweet melody and I'm happy to say it was named after me but he's calling it DM) Clyde's song DM) Catchy as can be SD) No I don't like to beef and I'm sorry to say the man is a thief 'cause he's calling it DM) Clyde's song DM) Nothing on your mind SD) There's a lot on my mind and I'm standing here saying you're being unkind 'cause you're calling it DM) Clyde's song SD) My Italian friend we have reached the end DM) We don't seem to blend DM) Sam, let's compromise SD) Oh, I hear what you say but by that do you mean that you'll do it your way and call it DM) Sam's song SD) Did he say Sam's song? B) Let's give the ending a rhyme DM) But don't nobody tell Clyde B) That the name of this song DM) is Sam's song SD) It's not Irving's song DM) Sam's song SD) It's not even Mona's song DM) Sam's song SD) Only thing I know is when this record comes out it better have Sam's song on it or else you'll get a nasty letter from Calhoun and a telephone call too DM) Hmmm I'm thinking you're starting to get dirty down there

    


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