AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU'RE YOU
(Johnny Burke / James Van Heusen)

"Aren't You Glad You're You" was written for The Bells of St. Mary's, Bing's sequel to Going My Way. Bing recorded the song Sept. 10, 1945, and it hit the pop charts Dec. 22, where it remained for 9 weeks, reaching as high as No. 8. This was one of two movie songs introduced by Bing in 1945 that was nominated for an Oscar.

Every time you're near a rose
Aren't you glad you've got a nose
And if the dawn is fresh with dew
Aren't you glad you're you

When a meadowlark appears
Aren't you glad you've got two ears
And if your heart is singin' too
Aren't you glad you're you

You can see a summer sky
Or touch a friendly hand
Or taste an apple pie
Pardon the grammar, but ain't life grand

And when you wake up each morn
Aren't you glad that you were born
Think what you've got the whole day through
Aren't you glad you're you

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Every time you're near a rose
Aren't you glad you've got a nose
And if the dawn is fresh with dew
Aren't you glad you're you

When a meadowlark appears
Aren't you glad you've got two ears
And if your heart is singin' too
Aren't you glad you're you

You can see a summer sky
Or touch a friendly hand
Or taste an apple pie
Pardon the grammar, but ain't life grand

And when you wake up each morn
Aren't you glad that you were born
Think what you've got the whole day through
Aren't you glad you're you

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