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Don't Worry, Be Happy is a song by musician Bobby McFerrin. . This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Don't Worry, Be Happy


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: Don't worry, be happy
  • Album: Simple Pleasures
  • Date of release: September 1988
  • Genre: Reggae, jazz
  • Lenght of the song: 4 minutes and 50 seconds.
  • Writer: Bobby McFerrin
  • Produced by : Linda Goldstein

Interesting information about the song

The song's title is taken from a famous quotation by Meher Baba. 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

The video

Official Music Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

  1. Used to
  2. Modals : could + verb
  3. Participial adjectives

Examples of some expressions that may be useful to students:

  • We used to be together.
  • This could be the end.
  • I've changed my name.
  • Well, they can be inviting.
  • But some are altogether.
  • Mighty frightening.

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here