Don't worry, be happy by Bobby McFerrin

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 by Bobby McFerrin


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 (1894–1969). This Indian mystic and sage 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. The imperative.
  2. Conditional Sentences
  3. Slang language - double negation

Expressions that may be useful to students:

  • Don't worry, be happy.
  • When you worry your face will frown and that will bring everybody down
  • Ain't got no place to lay your head

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here