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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Is Here

By Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

A sublime classic written by Rodgers & Hart for their 1938 musical I Married an Angel, in which it was introduced by Dennis King and Vivienne Segal. Four years later, the show was adapted for the screen by MGM as a Nelson Eddy/Jeanette MacDonald vehicle.


Once there was a thing called spring,
When the world was writing verses like yours and mine.
All the lads and girls would sing

When we set a little tables
and drank May wine.
Now April May and June
are sadly out of tune.
Life has stuck the pin in the baloon.

Spring is here!

Why doesn't my heart go dancing?

Spring is here!

Why isn't the waltz entrancing?

No desire, no ambition leads me,

Maybe it's because nobody needs me.

Spring is here!

Why doesn't the breeze delight me?

Stars appear,

Why doesn't the night invite me?

Maybe it's because nobody loves me.

Spring is here... I hear.

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Bill Evans Trio
Stan Getz
Julie London
Miles Davis

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