“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…”
With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, “It Might as Well Be Spring” is a song from the 1945 film State Fair—taking the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.
Frank Sinatra took it for a stroll on his 1962 album Sinatra and Strings, arranged by Don Costa, which consisted of Frank delivering mellow versions of standard ballads.
No, it’s not officially Spring yet. The snow on the ground is a pretty stark reminder of that… But it IS coming—and as we prepare to Spring Ahead with the clocks this weekend, it’s good to know that warmer days are on their way.
“…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
It might as well be spring.”