Glad to Be Unhappy
February 8, 1955
"Glad to Be Unhappy" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1955 album .
In the Wee Small Hours
A live performance of Sinatra's rendition of this song can be found on
Sinatra ’57 in Concert
"Glad to Be Unhappy" was composed by
Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart. The song was introduced by Doris Carson and David Morris who performed the song for the 1936 musical  .
On Your Toes
Gina Malo and Eddie Pola performed the song in the London counterpart of
On Your Toes. In addition, Kay Coulter and Joshua Shelley were those who performed the song in 1954 for the Broadway rendition of the musical.
Look at yourself, if you had a sense of humor
You would laugh to beat the band
Look at yourself, do you still believe the rumor
That romance is simply grand?
Since you took it right on the chin
You have lost that bright toothpaste grin
My mental state is all a-jumble
I sit around and sadly mumble
Fools rush in, so here I am
Very glad to be unhappy
I can't win, but here I am
More than glad to be unhappy
Unrequited love's a bore
And I've got it pretty bad
But for someone you adore
It's a pleasure to be sad
Like a straying baby lamb
With no mammy and no pappy
I'm so unhappy
But oh, so glad!
Other artists Edit
Other artists that have recorded "Glad to Be Unhappy."
The Mamas & the Papas
↑ Jacobs, Dick & Harriet Jacobs – ‘’Who Wrote That Song?’’ published by Writer’s Digest Books, 1993,