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Once Upon A Time by Tony Bennett  

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Once Upon A Time On the Sunny Side Of the Street
Tony Bennett
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Music by Jimmy McHugh

This version did not chart but
In 1930, two versions did chart: Ted Lewis (# 2) and Harry Richman (# 30)
Two more charted in 1945: Tommy Dorsey (# 16) and Jo Stafford (# 17)
Sung by Richman in "Lew Leslie's International Revue"
Sung in the 1951 film "On the Sunny Side Of the Street" by Frankie Laine
Played by Teddy Wilson in the 1956 film "The Benny Goodman Story"


Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worries on the doorstep
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street

Can't you hear the pitter-pat?
And that happy tune is your step
Life can be complete
On the sunny side of the street

I used to walk in the shade with those blues on parade
But I'm not afraid because this rover crossed over!

And if I never had a cent
I'd be rich as Rockefeller
With gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street



I used to walk in the shade with those blues on parade
But I'm not afraid because this rover crossed over!

And if I never had a cent
I'd be rich as *Harry Belafonte*
With *Barry Goldwater* at my feet
On the sunny side of the street


TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: Tony was obviously having some fun (* *) in the last verse.



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