"I Whistle a Happy Tune" is a song featured in the 1956 film The King and I sung by Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens with vocal by Marni Nixon and Rex Thompson as Louis Leonowens. Composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II, the song is sung by the Governess Anna Leonowens to persuade her son Louis not to be afraid as they arrive in Siam to serve the King.

Lyrics

Anna:
Whenever I feel afraid
I hold my head erect
And whistle a happy tune
So no one will suspect
I'm afraid

While shivering in my shoes
I strike a careless pose
And whistle a happy tune
And no one ever knows
I'm afraid

The result of this deception
Is very strange to tell
For when I fool the people
I fear I fool myself as well!

I whistle a happy tune
And ev'ry single time
The happiness in the tune
Convinces me that I'm not afraid

Make believe you're brave
And the trick will take you far
You may be as brave
As you make believe you are

You may be as brave
As you make believe you are!

Louis:
While shivering in my shoes
I strike a careless pose
And whistle a happy tune
And no one ever knows
I'm afraid

Louis:
I think it is a very good idea, mother, a very good idea!

Anna:
Yes, it is a good idea, isn't it!

Louis:
I do think I shall never be afraid again!

Anna:
Good!

Louis & Anna:
The result of this deception
Is very strange to tell
For when I fool the people I fear
I fool myself as well!

I whistle a happy tune
And ev'ry single time
The happiness in the tune
Convinces me that I'm not afraid

Make believe you're brave
And the trick will take you far
You may be as brave
As you make believe you are
You may be as brave
As you make believe you are!

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Media
The King and I (Soundtrack/Video)
Characters
Anna LeonowensLouis LeonowensKing MongkutMoonsheeRamaTuskerPrince ChulalongkornTuptimThe Royal ChildrenKralahomeMaster LittleSir Edward Ramsey
Songs
I Whistle a Happy TuneHello, Young LoversA PuzzlementGetting to Know YouWe Kiss in a ShadowSomething WonderfulThe Small House of Uncle ThomasSong of the KingShall We Dance?
Locations
The Royal PalaceKralahome's Lair
Objects
The Royal PendantThe Magic Gong
Transportation
See also
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