Today’s song is ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’. This is a popular worldwide hit song by American musician Bobby McFerrin. The song was released in 1988 and became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart. The Indian mystic and sage, Meher Baba (1894–1969) often used the expression "Don't worry, be happy" when cabling his followers in the West.
“Don’t worry, be happy” is a phrase that my mother often said to me if ever I was a disappointed child and had a face like a squashed tomato. This was during the late 40s and 1950s; forty years before this song was released, and I’m pretty sure that my mum never heard of the Indian mystic, Mere Baba.
Now, listen carefully Annabelle and all you other children out there, this is a magic song. Whoever learns this song and sings it when they are sad or are worrying about something, if they have their fingers crossed as they sing the song, whatever has made them worry will just float away and not come back again, today. It might come back another time, but if you sing this song with your fingers crossed again when it comes back, it will instantly vanish again, just like magic! This is a secret that an Irish Elf once told me, and I have never worried about anything in the world ever since. In fact; when I wake up each morning, before I get out of bed and have my breakfast, I smile broadly and sing the magic’ Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ song. So, start learning it now. The sooner you can learn it, the sooner you are able to sing it, the sooner you will be able to ‘stay happy’ every day for the rest of your life.
Love and peace Bill xxx