In the Spring of the Year

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In the Spring of the Year (m. Alec Wilder, w. Lee Kuhn) — written in 1947, according to WilderWorld podcast 129; copyright, 20 April 1949

Joe Graydon Orchestra with Four Hits and a Miss – recorded on 25 March 1949 (matrix L 4945); released on the single Coral 60068, c/w “Amarillo”

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Lee Kuhn sings, with piano accompaniment (pianist unidentified) — 1951 Associated Recording Studios recording

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Mabel Mercer – from her 1958 album Once in a Blue Moon, (US) Atlantic Records 1301, SD 1301

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Joyce Breach with The Keith Ingham Trio — from the 2003 CD album Remembering Mabel Mercer Volume Two, Audiophile ACD-326

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In the Spring of the Year (m. Alec Wilder, w. Lee Kuhn)
~lyric transcribed by doc on 30 March 2019, from the 1951 Lee Kuhn recording

In the spring of the year
All of a sudden
The bloomin’ and buddin’
Get into your blood ‘n’ you sing
Not a sigh do you hear in the spring
Of the year

In the spring of the year
Some hocus-pocus
Induces the crocus
To blossom and grow ’cause it’s spring
There’s a magic that’s queer in the spring
Of the year

Birds are singier
Vines are clingier
Bells are ringier too
The sun is sunnier
Bees are honeyer
Rabbits are bunnier too

In the spring of the year
Folks get an itchin’
For wooin’ and hitchin’
Bewitchin’ to beggar and king
For the fling of the year in the spring
Of the year

Trees are sappier
Wings are flappier
Laughs are laughier too
The moon is moonier
Tunes are tunier
Dreams are balloonier too

(repeat section 4)

 

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