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Sarah Vaughan ft Miles Davis - It Might As Well Be Spring (Columbia Records 1950)

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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011

"It Might as Well Be Spring" is a song from the 1945 film, State Fair. With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.

Sarah is accompanied by George Treadwell and His All-Stars, Miles Davis (trumpet), Budd Johnson (tenor), Benny Green (trombone), Tony Scott (clarinet), Jimmy Jones (piano), Billy Taylor, Jr. (bass), J. C. Heard (drums) and Freddie Green (guitar). Recorded in New York City, Apollo Theatre, May 18, 1950. (Columbia Records)

I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm,
I'm as jumpy as a puppet on a string.
I'd say that I had spring fever,
But I know it isn't spring.
I'm starry-eyed and vaguely discontented
Like a nightingale without a song to sing.
Oh, why should I have spring fever
When it isn't even spring?

I keep wishing I were somewhere else,
Walking down a strange new street.
Hearing words that I have never heard
From a man I've yet to meet.

I'm as busy as a spider spinning daydreams,
I'm as giddy as a baby on a swing.
I haven't seen a crocus or a rosebud
Or a robin on the wing.
But I feel so gay,
In a melancholy way,
That it might as well be spring,
And that's why I feel this way
And yet I know it's not spring today
But it might as well be spring.

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