Garland, Judy - Lose That Long Face Lyrics

If, as, and when you've got a long face
Rearrange it
Don't be contented with the wrong face
There's a way to change it

Does the day look painful?
The future glum?
Does the sky look rainful?
Hey there, say there, are you in a vacu-um?

All is stuff and nonsense
You can overcome
A long face gets you nowhere
You will lose that month of May
Like Peter Pan
The sweeter pan
Wins the day

So lose that long face
That long face
Go long and get that long face lost
The blues black out when they can see
A smile that says, "Move on, no vacancy!"
This panacea idea
I'm handing you without any cost
There isn't any tax on it
So just relax on it
If you want trouble double-crossed
Don't give into a frown
Turn that frown upside-down
And get yourself that long face lost

This panacea idea
I'm handing you without any cost
There isn't any tax on it
So just relax on it
If you want trouble double-crossed
Don't give into a frown
Turn that frown upside-down
And go and get yourself that long face
Get that long face
Go, go, go, and get that long face lost

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  1. lewislane

    oh judy pops

  2. Kimberly Binion

    Who were the two Black kids dancing with Judy Garland in a star is born?

  3. FitnessFreak

    Wonderful number! She did awesome. I believe this is the last time that she tapped dance on the big screen.

  4. balto4

    I love this scene

  5. Talz Tofilau

    This women's amazing

  6. Carmine Bassano

    Happy Birthday, talented Lady!

  7. Lori Olson

    Cannot stand her voice

    Lori Olson

    @Ralph Ewell I will. They sound better than her. Bye

    Dingo Dan

    Me either she sucked. Very over rated just an ugly druggie. No talent

    Dingo Dan

    @Lori Olson Everyone sounds better except for Liza liza sounds like a whale farting. Britney spears is better

    Charlie Childers

    @Dingo Dan and what do you sound like? 💩

    Ralph Ewell

    Please find something good to say about anyone's talent. If you don't like it move on. I know people who don't like her, either. I don't like Billie Holladay, Ella Fitzgerald and esp. Lena Horne. They sang great, but their voices don't appeal to me...even though each is a legend.

  8. gogosegaga

    My fave

  9. hebneh

    This entire scene is masterful. Judy is shown performing this entire upbeat, happy-face musical number and then returns to her dressing room for a terribly emotional interlude about how messed up her alcoholic husband is. She's tearful and angry and sorry, but it ends with the suggestion that things might get better. Then she has to go back out onto the set and perform yet again the very end of the song, grinning and cheerful. This version of "A Star Is Born" is wonderful in how it incorporates the business of Hollywood and the backstage activities with the drama of the story's personal relationships.

  10. Jason Henderson

    This was a perfect choice of actiing/music scene that really enhanced the films plot towards the last part of the movie. I'm so very glad that it has been restored. The other great restored scene is 'Here's what I'm here for' where Norman proposes to Vicky. Great stuff!

  11. syoma fukasaku

    Before there is Luffy, there is Vicky Lester

  12. Nancy Brown

    For those who were interested in the name of the young male dancer:

  13. Dee

    It's inconceivable almost how one individual could be such a phenomenal singer and actor, and as if that was not enough, a dancer too! Judy was so talented, it is said she could do anything on screen or stage. Dancing was something she was not formally trained in, yet if you watch clips of her dancing side by side with the greatest dancers of her time like Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, it's amazing to see that not only does she hold her own, but also you automatically end up looking at her. Such was her screen presence and charisma. There'll never be another Judy Garland.

    Saxon C

    Judy had all that and one thing that nobody else possessed and that’s her incredible stage presence and even to the end of her life, she never was upstaged. Even if she just did a walk on, everybody else, would be the guest star!

  14. God

    Why would you do a "full screen close up" on this? High quality my ass. Half the time Judy is cut off the screen. Geeze. I'm tired of people playing Director, Editor, and Camera Operator. Just leave the film alone, and upload it as they intended.

  15. margo day

    let's get one thing straight, Liza looks and sounds like Judy, not the other way around. Judy is Liza's mother, she came first, Liza gets her talent and beauty from Judy, not the other way around.


    Margaret Ann Preach!

    Saxon C

    In some ways Liza does sound like Judy but Judy was by far a way better singer than any of her daughters and had a much overpowering stage presence! But I do agree with you 😊

    Drew Deflon

    Liza can't hold a candle to her mother in overall talent. Her voice is nowhere near being in her mother's league. Have never understood her appeal.

    Thomas Donohue

    Liza doesn't look like Judy, she is the spitting image of Vincent Minnelli

    Terry Grant

    With all due respect, Liza does not have as much talent as her mom. Judy is far more talented than Liza. Judy is the greatest talent and entertainer that ever lived.

  16. juan monge

    great number but not a very catchy song. you want to leave the theatre singing.


    true, but i'll be leaving dancing lol.

    Ralph Ewell

    I sing this song a lot. Smart lyrics.

  17. Stoned Mermaid

    sounding and looking like liza

    Ralph Ewell

    She's way, way, way better than Liza.

    Ralph Ewell

    No way.

  18. Judy Alcatraz

    Judy should have won the oscar

    Joshua Roth

    She should have but she'll always be in the history of amazing actresses whereas Grace Kelly who won the Oscar over Judy Garland but that still wasn't enough for Grace to make the cut.

  19. James Tyler

    I can't seem to find the original conversation about who the two black children were and how rare it was to see black performers in mainstream films, but part of me wonders if they factored into the decision to cut this number from the film in mainstream releases when it was determined that it was running too long. Its almost inconceivable how sensitive audiences were in those days to ANY kind of physical contact between whites and blacks no matter how seemingly trivial and innocent. Martha Raye's show had been cancelled in '57 after she and Tallulah Bankhead were seen hugging a little black girl who had  won big on the 64,000 Question earlier that year. Alan Freed's and Frankie Lymon's careers were both ruined beyond repair after 'The Big Beat' was yanked off the air when Lymon was seen dancing with a white girl on the dance floor. So, yes, there were performers like Dandridge, Belafonte, Poitier, etc. who were making their mark in mainstream Hollywood, but 'Carmen Jones' was still an 'all-black' musical and was released in the same year as 'Star' was, while Poitier had yet to make his 'big break' in movies although he had made a strong impression in 'No Way Out' with Richard Widmark - it wouldn't be until 1958 that Poitier would do 'Defiant Ones' and that 'Island in the Sun' would break the barrier by having DD openly romancing a white man. Anyway in 1954, it would have been seen as VERY risqué for a big star like Judy to be seen interacting so casually with blacks in a number like this, at the very least for Southern audiences. So while I doubt it was really the main reason, it probably factored into the decision on some level


    You make a lot of valid points but given Lymon's heroin problem since his teens he pretty much ruined himself.

    James Tyler

    Looking back I can't believe I wrote a post this long lol My guess is that the two weren't mutually exclusive. He had been around drugs for most of his life prior to becoming famous, and kept it at bay when he was at his peak, but when his career started to slump it went out of control in a very public fashion - so the two were intertwined

  20. Rick Smith

    Part of this number was cut before the picture was released, in order to shorten it. The silent film from this part of the early version exists, but the audio was thought lost for over 60 years.

    That is, until I discovered it about two years ago. It was found in the attic of a house that had belonged to Judy, and sold to me by a family member of it's present owner. You can imagine my shock when I realized what I had. The complete number will be released on CD next month by a record company in the UK.

    Christophe Pena

    Rick Smi

  21. Sean Solis

    she was so good they yell playback and show the record playing and it still look shes singing live

    Saxon C

    Sean Solis exactly because to they couldn’t take any chance if the singer was not in good voice. Judy always mastered lip syncing! Great!

    Terry Grant

    +Saxon C Judy didn't lip-synch exactly, she actually sang with the recording. That's why she always looked like she was actually singing because she was.

  22. Jay Young

    (Cont'd)  I find myself eager to find out just how did Hollywood go about the business of teaching intricate tap steps to child dancers.  For example, Shirley Temple.  How did a child keep up with legend Bill Robinson?  I'm still wondering just how do you rehearse a child?  Anyone?

  23. Jay Young

    @Matt...If what you post is true, then certainly former KKK member, Hugo Black, made a much bigger statement, didn't he?  Let's not be too hard on Hollywood.  The problem was in the economics.  But there were advances at that time.  For example, the Nicholas Bros. appeared in "Down Argentina Way" and were displayed prominently.  They also appeared with the great Gene Kelly, too.  And for what it's worth to cynics, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was a major standout.  It's said, too, that Lena Horne's "Stormy Weather" made money and not the box office flop many might have wanted it to be.  I have vivid memories of a young white kid who ran a movie house in Seattle called the Rosebud Theatre.  And I do remember, being the only person of color in the audience that evening, that "Stormy Weather" drew a large crowd, almost all of whom were white.  I suspect we need to examine post and pre Brown v the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas a little more closely.  Things were bad but there were pockets of progress here and there.  This is not intended to be apologia, either.  I would like to add this.  We need to clean up the myth of Jesse Owens v Adolph Hitler.  The popular version isn't accurate as to the handshake, since Hitler was said to have left the stadium before Owens even competed.  And if there was any "racial" slight, it came from his president, FDR, who is not on record as having invited the Olympic champion to the White House.

  24. precise428

    The girl in this scene is my mother in law. Her name at the time was Patricia Ann Rosemond. She was also in A Long Hot Summer with Paul Newman. Shirley MacLaine taught her to dance and she remembers Judy Garland being very nice. She said the little boy was pretty mean...LOL. When she got a little older she decided she didn't want to act anymore. I love watching this scene because the personality that shines through is the same personality she has now.


    I just watched this on TCM channel & was trying to find out the names of the 2 talented child tap dancers. It bothered me that I couldn't find out who they were and how their lives turned out. Good to know your MIL's name and that she's a happy person. Wonder if you know the boy's name as well and what became of him. Thanks.


    Cool! I bet you have some interesting stories to tell.


    @Gwin DeMatteo The little boy's name is Bobby Sailes. He was 12 years old at the time of the filming.


    @MagiGoddess The little boy's name is Bobby Sailes. He was 12 years old at the time of the filming.

    Bette Brownlow

    I have often wondered who the children were and where they are today. Also wondered what their experience was working with Judy. Thank you for posting.

  25. Beth Griffin

    I'm with Nigel.  I'd really like to know who the kids are tapping with Judy.  If you know, share!!


    The girl in this scene is my mother in law. Her name at the time was Patricia Ann Rosemond. She was also in A Long Hot Summer with Paul Newman. Shirley MacLaine taught her to dance and she remembers Judy Garland being very nice. She said the little boy was pretty mean...LOL. When she got a little older she decided she didn't want to act anymore. I love watching this scene because the personality that shines through is the same personality she has now.


    @precise428 So happy to know that she has descendants that appreciate her contribution and her!!


    That is so cool!!!


    Beth Griffin. The little Black kid's name is Bobby Sailes. He appeared on The Red Skeleton Show a few times, uncredited of course. Then he booked the role in the scene with Judy Garland.

  26. dancerlisa

    Although I don't think this is a great song, it is good enough, and Judy who has extraordinary interpretation and performing skills and could sell cacti in the Sahara, sells it like no man's business, and so it is charming and, ultimately, winning.  I think it would have added to the movie. I think the "Here's What I'm Here For" is a better song, and if it had been staged properly, also would have added to the movie, and indeed, if they were included and the other one properly staged, she may have been right: she may have gotten the Academy award after all.  Love her. Miss her. One can focus on the tragedy of the loss and all the related feelings, or one can choose to be grateful for having had her at all and for the records of her gift that remain and that we can still enjoy.

    Jay Young

    +dancerlisa Thank you.  Amazing comment.  Legend has it that Garland was a quick study.  Show her something once, and she's got it.  Right?  I'm so glad I lived to see Garland.  What a treasure!

  27. Lealonna

    Wow, everytime I see this, apart that I think it's awesome, I always think that memorizing all that choreography and do it correctly, has to be really hard. She was truly talented.

  28. robertquentincobb

    JUDY GARLAND is the Greatest! Thanks for posting

  29. Kevin Casey

    This number is everything! She was just too great!!! Lol

  30. ajgroelant

    pure talent!!!!!!!!

  31. Marcus Ribeiro


  32. Barry I. Grauman

    Because the picture was running too long, according to several exhibitors. The original running time - 182 minutes- would have "cut" into the amount of money the theaters earned....unless the picture was SHORTER, allowng an extra showing every day to turn a profit. So, a half-hour was literally "chopped out" (including this production number and "Here's What I'm Here For"), and several scenes before Esther and Norman are initially reunited, and she begins work at the studio.

    Thomas Donohue

    None of the scenes you mentioned were cut from the film.

  33. BHW722

    Why on earth did Jack Warner cut this? It is one of her best numbers!

  34. michaelloman16

    You're right. I just got mad when you made it as though black discrimination was nothing. I have gotten over it, but the way you wrote your comment offended me in a way where I completely lost control. I apoligize for calling you a bitch and dumbass, and I do know how much of an impact the great depression had on people and I'm sorry for not showing consideration to your grandmother and her situations and history. Please forgive me for being so misunderstanding.

  35. michaelloman16

    Bitch please I am over it. It's just dumbasses like YOU who make me come back to it. And just so you know what the fuck does a great depression have to do with any of this. Nothing. So next time you write back, write some that makes sense and related to the subject we're on. StUPID BITCH. GET OVER THAT.

  36. sarakat76

    wonderful Judy.... great talent!

  37. michaelloman16

    Dumbass racism has been around from the1700s until now so shut the fuck up

  38. ajgroelant

    wow liza really does look like judy.

  39. matt mammone

    it was a deliberate nod to the brown vs board of ed. hollywood jewish democrats wanted to so some support in a subtle way

  40. Nigel A. Campbell

    @Sshelly34213 So, we still don't know the names of the children. My comment never indicated that Blacks weren't in cinema, but these 2 unnamed kids share screen time with a star, and for a more complete history, it would be interesting to know their names and their stories. IMdB doesn't have any info. The reality is in 1954, there were US states that did not allow this kind of interaction, and specifically, Hollywood cut scenes like this to appease their markets in the South. That's a fact.

    Kim Green

    Nigel A. Campbell they were great little dancers!

    Harley Quinn

    Lol, read the comments!! The "children's" Grandkids have identified them multiple times 🤗 check the comments!!!

  41. Deborah Scott

    @dustymew LUCKY!:O:O:O

  42. loki-in-the-dark

    I share a birthday with her. June 10th.

  43. Nigel A. Campbell

    Does anyone know the names of the two Black children in this scene? It's 1954 in America and to get this much screen time with this star is a plus for them. I wonder if this scene was shown in the South.


    Nigel, the little Black girl's name is Patricia Ann Rosemond. She was just 8 years old at the time. The little Black kid's name is Bobby Sailes. He was 12 years old at the time. The kids mothers did not see eye to eye on certain matters. They exchanged words to each other at times. Very interesting background to the parents and their two tap dancing children.

    Ralph Ewell

    She sure connected with those kids. Maybe that's why we se such a happy Judy were around.

  44. lildeanturbonc

    This Is one of Judys best performances for me shows she could do it all!

  45. James scanlan

    And the geniuses at Warner Brothers decided to cut this number, which preceded an oscar winning scene in her dressing room. Sigh.

  46. CC126

    Thanks God for let me meet Judy, I want see her someday in heaven.

  47. Saxon C

    @Firegirlable She was about 3 months pregnant in Late sept. 1954 when ASIB had its hollywood premiere. When she did the Born in a trunk segment in july 1954 she must have just gotten pregnant but at the end of that segment her face was very full. The rest of the film was already complete before Born in a trunk filmed. Judy's voice was incredible when she had extra weight on her. Stronger richer .. Great clip though!

  48. Firegirlable

    Was she pregnant with Joey at this time?

  49. Rob Keyes

    Great song and dance number juxtaposed with a dramatic scene. Showing off Judy's imeasurable talent again. I can't believe they cut this and another number after the film's initial release so that it could be shown more times a day in the cimema. I really hope they manage to restore the film to it's original state for the 2010 release on DVD/Blu ray.

  50. yip35


  51. Mindy

    Awesome clip! Thanks for posting!


    she's always been so mesmerizing to me.. there's no explaing why she's always been my favorite.. just look at her! by the way, i think this MIGHT be my next halloween costume. haha.


    so great.