FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “It Might As Well Be Spring”
“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.
Spring is almost here—just when we need it most. We’re one day closer to getting through all this.
Hang in there, and listen to Frank Sinatra.
“…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.”