It Might As Well Be Spring

Words & 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?


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

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