By Marcy

Let’s celebrate the beauty of spring by looking at the lyrics of some delightful songs about this happy season. You can easily listen to them as well on YouTube.

“Spring, Spring, Spring” music by Gene de Paul, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, featured in the 1954 film, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. Love in the farmyard is the theme of this lighthearted song written in perfect meter and rhyme.

 

Oh, the barnyard is busy in a regular tizzy,

And the obvious reason is because of the season

Ma Nature’s lyrical, with her yearly miracle

Spring, Spring, Spring.

 

All the hen-folk are hatchin’

While their men-folk are scrathin’

To ensure the survival of each brand new arrival.

Each nest is twitterin’,

They’re all baby-sitterin’,

Spring, Spring, Spring.

 

It’s a beehive of buddin’ son and daughter life,

Every family has plans in view.

Even down in the brook the underwater life

Is forever blowin’ bubbles too.

 

Every field wears a bonnet

With some spring daisies on it,

Even birds of a feather show their clothes off together.

Sun’s gettin’ shinery, to spotlight the finery,

Spring, Spring, Spring.

 

From his eerie, the eagle with his eagle eye

Gazes down across his eagle beak

And a’fixin’ his lady with the legal eye

Screams “suppose we fix the date this week!”

 

Yes, siree, spring disposes

That it’s all one supposes

It’s a real bed of roses

Waggin’ tails, rubbin’ noses.

Each day is Mother’s Day

The next is some other’s day

When all is King

 

“June is bustin’ out all over,” music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, featured in the 1945 musical, “Carousel”. Here is another folksy celebration of spring, highlighting the new growth of flowers and trees.

 

June is bustin’ out all over

All over the meadow and the hill

Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes

And the rompin’ river pushes

Ev’ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill

 

June is bustin’ out all over

The feelin’ is gettin’ so intense

That the young Virginia creepers

Have been huggin’ the bejeepers

Outta all the mornin’ glories on the fence!

Because it’s June!

 

[Ensemble + Nettie Fowler]

June, June, June

Just because it’s June, June, June!

 

“Younger than Springtime “, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, featured in the 1949 musical, “South Pacific”. This song captures the romantic ecstasy of new love.

 

I touch your hand

And my arm grows strong

Like a pair of birds

That burst with song

My eyes look down

At your lovely face

And I hold the world

In my embrace

 

Younger than springtime, are you

Softer than starlight, are you

Warmer than winds of June

Are the gentle lips you gave me

Gayer than laughter, are you

Sweeter than music, are you

Angel and lover, heaven and earth

Are you to me

 

And when your youth

And joy invade my arms

And fill my heart as now they do

Then younger than springtime, am I

Gayer than laughter, am I

Angel and lover, heaven and earth

Am I with you

 

And when your youth

And joy invade my arms

And fill my heart as now they do

Then younger than springtime, am I

Gayer than laughter, am I

Angel and lover, heaven and earth

Am I with you

 

“The Lusty Month of May”, music by Ken Darby and Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, featured in the 1960 musical, “Camelot”. How could I not include “The Lusty Month of May” although its bohemian message may be uncomfortable for some.

 

[GUENEVERE]

Tra la, it’s May, the lusty month of May

That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray

Tra la, it’s here, that shocking time of year

When tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear

It’s May, it’s May, that gorgeous holiday

When every maiden prays that her lad will be a cad

It’s mad, it’s gay, a libelous display

Those dreary vows that everyone takes

Everyone breaks

Everyone makes divine mistakes

The lusty month of May

 

Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?

What sweet feelings does its scent transmute?

Whence this perfume floating everywhere?

Don’t you know it’s that dear forbidden fruit

 

Tra la la la la, that dear forbidden fruit, tra la la la la

Tra la la la la, tra la, tra la, tra la la la la la la la la la

 

[GUENEVERE]

It’s May, the lusty month of May

That darling month when everyone throws self-control away

It’s time to do a wretched thing or two

And try to make each precious day, one you’ll always rue

It’s May, it’s May, the month of yes you may

The time for every frivolous whim, proper or im-

It’s wild, it’s gay, a blot in every way

The birds and bees with all of their vast amorous past

Gaze at the human race aghast

 

[COMPANY]

The lusty month of may

 

[GUENEVERE]

Tra la, it’s May, the lusty month of May

That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray

Tra la, it’s here, that shocking time of year

When tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear

It’s May, it’s May, the month of great dismay

When all the world is brimming with fun, wholesome or un-

 

[GUENEVERE/COMPANY]

It’s mad, it’s gay, a libelous display

Those dreary vows that everyone takes

Everyone breaks

Everyone makes divine mistakes

The lusty month of May

 

“Spring Vacation”, music by Michael Edward Love, Joseph Thomas, and Brian Wilson, lyrics ©️ BMG Rights Management, on 2012 album, “That’s Why God Made the Radio”. This song celebrates not only the fun of spring vacation but also the reuniting of the musical group, The Beach Boys.

 

Driving around, living the dream

I’m cruising the town, digging the scene

I’m not gonna stress, not gonna worry

Doing my best, no need to hurry

 

Looking ahead, with anticipation

Making each day a new celebration

Seems like it could go on forever

Long as we can all stick together

We used to get around, get up and hit up

All the hot spots in town

 

Spring vacation

Good vibration

Summer weather

We’re back together

Here’s ya money

Hey, not funny

Hey what’s it to ya,

Hallelujah!

 

That’s with the past, it’s all behind us

We’re happier now

Look where love finds us

Singing our songs is enough reason

Harmony boys is what we believe in

Some said it wouldn’t last

All we can say is we’re still having a blast

 

Spring vacation

Good vibration

Summer weather

We’re back together

Here’s ya money

Hey, not funny

Hey what’s it to ya,

Hallelujah!

 

Every night’s a special occasion

 

Spring vacation

Good vibration

Summer weather

We’re back together

Here’s ya money

Hey, not funny

Hey what’s it to ya,

Hallelujah!

 

“Oh What a Beautiful Morning”, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, featured in the 1943 musical, “Oklahoma”. In the midst of wartime, audience’s hearts were warmed by this ode to the glory of nature and the joy a beautiful day brings. I hope you’ve also got a beautiful feelin’ everything’s goin’ your way!

 

There’s a bright, golden haze on the meadow

There’s a bright, golden haze on the meadow

The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

And it looks like it’s climbing clear up to the sky

 

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’

Oh, what a beautiful day

I’ve got a beautiful feelin’

Everything’s goin’ my way

 

All the cattle are standin’ like statues

All the cattle are standin’ like statues

They don’t turn their heads as they see me ride by

But a little brown maverick is winkin’ her eye

 

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’

Oh, what a beautiful day

I’ve got a beautiful feelin’

Everything’s goin’ my way

 

All the sounds of the earth are like music

All the sounds of the earth are like music

The breeze is so busy it don’t miss a tree

And ol’ weepin’ willer is laughin’ at me

 

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’

Oh, what a beautiful day

I’ve got a beautiful feelin’

Everything’s goin’ my way

Oh, what a beautiful day…

All lyrics from Wikipedia.