Sally Timms - Happiness

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I ASKED professors who teach the meaning of life to tell

 me what is happiness.

And I went to famous executives who boss the work of

 thousands of men.

They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though

 I was trying to fool with them

And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along

 the Desplaines river

And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with

 their women and children and a keg of beer and an



from Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems, released October 14, 2016
Jean Cook: violin
Therese Cox: accordion
Andrew Hall: upright bass
Clara Kennedy: cello
Dana Lyn: violin
David Nagler: piano, vocals
Jon Natchez: clarinet
Jessica Pavone: viola
Kelly Pratt: trumpets
Mike Pride: drums & percussion
Sally Timms: vocals

Lyrics by Carl Sandburg, Music by David Nagler


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David Nagler is a Brooklyn-based musician and songwriter. He is the musical director for Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders as well as the founder and frontperson for NY metropolitan area pop group Nova Social.

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