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Don’t Worry, Be Happy (an Illustrated Song)

Posted on: May 1, 2016

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Words and Music by Bobby McFerrin
Illustrated with art by Alexander Calder

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Three of my favorite performers in one video, this video contains three of my favorite performers.  The songs is sung by the incredible Bobby McFerrin, joined by two incredible clowns Robin Williams and Bill Irwin.  The joy overflows!

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The story goes that Bobby McFerrin was inspired to write the song after seeing a Meher Baba poster in a friend’s house with the quote, “Don’t Worry.  Be Happy.”

Meher Baba Don't Worry Be Happy

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DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Worry,_Be_Happy

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This book, illustrated with art by Alexander Calder, gives me the opportunity to express how much I love the work of Alexander Calder.  Wherever I get to engage with one of his whimsical, enthralling works of art, I feel the better for it.  No day is wasted in which you get to see a work by Alexander Calder.

My children with two works by Calder from the collection of the National Gallery in Washington, DC:

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calder at national gallery

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We love to visit Calder’s work when we go to the National Gallery in Washington, DC:
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.2047.html

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Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/every-little-thing-an-illustrated-song/

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