Ted Lewis (#2 in 1930), Harry
Richman (#30 in 1930),
Tommy Dorsey (#16 in 1945), Jo Stafford
(#17 in 1945)
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 Rockefeller
Gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street.
In 1930, two versions charted - Ted Lewis
(# 2) and Harry Richman (# 30)
Two more charted in 1945: Tommy Dorsey (# 16) and Jo Stafford (# 17)
Sung by Richman in "Lew Leslie's International Revue"
Sung in the 1951 film "On the Sunny Side Of the Street" by Frankie Laine
Played by Teddy Wilson in the 1956 film "The Benny Goodman Story"