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Don’t worry.. be happy

For all the children of this world

The Sir Peter Ustinov Foundation was founded in 1999 by Sir Peter and his son Igor Ustinov who still chairs the charity arm of the Ustinov family to this day. In keeping with the spirit of Sir Peter and the values of the Ustinov family, the work focusses on granting children – irrespective of their cultural, social, religious or financial background – a chance of an independent and optimistic future primarily through granting access to education.

Please donate to the Sir Peter Ustinov Foundation http://www.ustinov-stiftung.de/en

Thank you for your support!

Choir:

Hatice – Turkey
Aminah – Lebanon/Germany
Irem – Turkey
Musa – Turkey
Kaan – Poland/Turkey
Zeynep – Turkey
Rafael – Portugal/Germany
Soykan – Turkey
Jannat – Morocco
Madina – Afghanistan
Yalsmen – Syria

Producer: Pat Anthony, Dizzy Red Productions
Shooting by: Roman Weißhaupt (www.weisshaupt-fotografie.de)
Teacher: Dr. Mark Heidrich

Thank you to the Peter Ustinov School Essen, Germany – Mrs. Sass-Leich and her team

Thank you to Bobby McFerrin for this great song

Vocals, Idea & Realization: A charity project powered by Corinna Busch – www.kommteineblondine.de and www.instagram.com/kommteineblondine/

Peter Ustinov Foundation Charity Song: Don’t worry be happy

https://youtu.be/sAHeM_PnXEU

 

Background:

Don’t Worry, Be Happy ist der Titel eines Liedes des amerikanischen Jazzsängers Bobby McFerrin. Der Titel basiert auf einem Zitat von Meher Baba. McFerrins Stück wurde im September 1988 veröffentlicht und kam auch im Soundtrack des Spielfilms Cocktail (1988) vor.

„Don’t worry, be happy!“ (zu Deutsch:„Sorg dich nicht, sei glücklich!“) waren Worte des indischen Gurus Meher Baba. Er kritisierte u. a., dass Leute sich anschrien, und schwieg deshalb vom 10. Juli 1925 an die restlichen 44 Jahre seines Lebens. Um sich mitzuteilen, nutzte er fortan Buchstabentafeln und Handzeichen.

In seinem Lied Don’t Worry, Be Happy verarbeitete McFerrin die Worte Babas. Sein in der Art eines Calypsos vorgetragenes Lied beginnt folgendermaßen:
Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy
The landlord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy
Oh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh don’t worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number, when you worry, call me, I make you happy, don’t worry, be happy)
Don’t worry, be happy
Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got no gal to make you smile
Don’t worry, be happy
‘Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
Now there, is this song I wrote
I hope you learned note for note
Like good little children, don’t worry, be happy
Now listen to what I said, in your life expect some trouble
When you worry you make it double
But don’t worry, be happy, be happy now
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
don’t worry, don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, don’t do it, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) put a smile in your face
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t bring everybody down like this
don’t worry
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) it will soon pass, whatever it is
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) don’t worry, be happy
(Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh) I’m not worried, I’m happy

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