Happy Tears

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Happy Tears

Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png & Mayte
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Happy Tears is the title track and one of the eight songs recorded for an unreleased multimedia project.

Songs for the Happy Tears album were described as a collection of bedtime stories narrated by SymbolSmallerBlue.png and sung in English, German and Spanish by Mayte. Although She Gave Her Angels (one of the songs planned for this project) is sung solely by Prince, the album was supposed to be credited to "SymbolSmallerBlue.png and Mayte". It is therefore safe to assume that the title track features Mayte as a co-lead vocalist.

The song was most likely recorded in Spring 1996, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was announced as the first single to be released for the album but the whole project was canceled when SymbolSmallerBlue.png and Mayte’s son died from complications caused by Pfeiffer Syndrome in October 1996. The song remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring 1996 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments (assumed), except where noted
  • Mayte - co-lead vocals

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Happy Tears Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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