Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe (1942)
(m) Harold Arlen (w) Yip Harburg (I) Film: Cabin in the Sky by Ethel Waters (CR) Peggy Lee
It seems like happiness is just a thing called Joe.
He’s got a smile that makes the lilac wanna grow.
He’s got a way that makes the angels heave a sigh,
when they know Little Joe’s passing by.
Sometime the cabin’s gloomy an’ the table bare.
Then he’ll kiss me an’ it’s Christmas ev’rywhere.
Troubles fly away an’ life is easy go.
Does he love me good, that’s all I need to know.
Seem like happiness is just a thing called Joe.
Coda: Little Joe. Mm mm mm. Little Joe.