"Happy Jack" as written by and Peter Townshend....
Happy Jack wasn't old but he was a man
He lived in the sand at the Isle Of Man
The kids all would sing, he would take the wrong key
So they rode on his head on their furry donkey

But they never stopped Jack or the water lapping
And they couldn't distract him from the seagulls flapping
The kids couldn't hurt Jack
They tried and tried and tried
They dropped things on his back
They lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they never stopped Jack or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

They never stopped Jack nor the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy




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"Happy Jack" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentOn the face of it, this song seems rather silly, and is somewhat mindless fun: I have always found my mood lifted upon hearing it.
    I could never help but wonder if "Jack" wasn't in fact the Union Jack (the British Flag), planted on some shore. I suppose it would be easy enough to find possible Political undertones in this song, particularly given the U.K.s' history, but then again, it could just be exactly what it seems to be: a fun little song about a man named Jack.
    Major Valoron August 24, 2006   Link

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