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Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, music by Jimmy McHugh (he also wrote I can't give you anything but love), and both songs are sung by Diana Krall. In the album Stepping Out Krall sings On The Sunny Side of the Street, whereas the other McHugh song is on Love Scenes.

However, BEFORE Diana Krall, Dizzie Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt performed On The Sunny Side Of The Street on the album Sonny Side Up. Here are the lyrics:

(intro)
Walked with no one, and talked with no one,
And I had nothing but shadows.
Then one morning you passed, and I brightened at last.
Now I greet the day, and complete the day,
With the sun in my heart.
All my worry blew away when you taught me how to say:

Grab your coat, and get your hat,
Leave your worry on the doorstep.
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street.

Can't you hear a pitter pat?
And that happy tune is your step.
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street.

I used to walk in the shade
With those blues on parade,
But I'm not afraid,
This Rover crossed over.
If I never have a cent,
I'll be rich as Rock-e-feller.
Gold dust at my feet,
On the sunny side of the street.

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