It's A Good DayWords & Music by Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour*
Recorded by Peggy Lee, 1947 (#16)
G7 C Dm7 C Dm7 C Yes, it's a good day for singin' a song, Dm7 G7 Dm7 C Dm7 C And it's a good day for movin' a - long; G7 C Dm7 C Dm7 C Yes, it's a good day, how could anything go wrong, Dm7 G7 Dm7 C A good day from mornin' till night. G7 C Dm7 C Dm7 C Yes, it's a good day for shinin' your shoes, Dm7 G7 Dm7 C Dm7 C And it's a good day for losin' the blues; G7 C Dm7 C Dm7 C Ev'rything to gain and nothin' to lose, Dm7 G7 Dm7 C 'Cause it's a good day from mornin' till night. Bridge: C7 F I said to the sun, "good mornin', sun. Dm7 G7 Am7 Rise and shine, today." C6 C C6 Cdim You know you've got - ta get go - in' Edim Gdim If you're gonna make a showin' F Dm7 G7 And you know you've got the right of way. G7 C Dm7 C Dm7 C 'Cause it's a good day for payin' your bills; Dm7 G7 Dm7 C Dm7 C And it's a good day for curin' your ills, G7 C Dm7 C Dm7 C So take a deep breath and throw away your pills; Dm7 G7 Dm7 C 'Cause it's a good day from mornin' till night.
*Justifiably well-known as a singer, Peggy Lee has been largely overlooked as a writer. The husband-and-wife team of Lee and Barbour co-wrote two other hits -- "Manana (Is Good Enough for Me)" and "I Don't Know Enough About You" as well as this one. Along with Sonny Burke, she wrote the songs used in the Walt Disney film "Lady And The Tramp" (and years later, won a suit against the Disney corporation for compensation for the music arising from video sales many years after the film was first released.) In one obituary I read, following her death in January 2002, the writer credited her with having written more than 100 songs during her career.