I Whistle a Happy Tune (1951)
(m) Richard Rodgers (w) Oscar Hammerstein II (I) Musical The King and I by Gertrude Lawrence. 1956 film version by Marni Nixon dubbing for Deborah Kerr
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. [Whistle]
You may be as brave as you make believe you are!