It Might As Well Be SpringWords & Music by Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1964
Previously Recorded by Dick Haymes, 1945 (#5)
From the 1945 film "State Fair"*
A7 D6 D Em7 Em7sus4 G/B D I'm as restless as a wil - low in a windstorm, A7 D6 Dalt D DM7 D7 I'm as jumpy as a puppet on a string; G A7 Bm Bm7 G A7 F#7 B7 G A7 I'd say that I had Spring fever, but I know it isn't Spring. A7 D6 D Em7 Em7sus4 G/B D I am starry-eyed and vaguely dis - con - ten - ted, A7 D6 Dalt D DM7 D7 Like a nightingale without a song to sing; G A7 Bm Bm7 G A7 D Oh, why should I have Spring fever, when it isn't even Spring? Bridge: G A7 F#m Bm7 I keep wishing I were somewhere else, G/B A7 A7+5 D Walking down a strange new street, G A7 F#m Bm7 Hearing words that I have never heard G A7 D From a girl I've yet to meet. A7 D6 D Em7 Em7sus4 G/B D I'm as busy as a spider spin - ning daydreams, A7 D6 Dalt D DM7 D7 I'm as giddy as a baby on a swing; G A7 Bm Bm7 G A7 F#7 I haven't seen a crocus or a rosebud, or a robin on the wing, E7 A7 G/B A7 But I feel so gay, in a melancholy way, D Bm7 E7 Edim That it might as well be Spring, D Bm7 Em7 A7 D It might as well be Spring.
*"State Fair" was the only film score produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein, though they jointly created dozens of other songs for Broadway. In the 1945 film, Louanne Hogan dubbed the Jeanne Crain voice. The film was re-made in 1962, with Anita Gordon dubbing for Pamela Tiffin.
Lyric transcription and historical information by Ronald E. Hontz