Who Sang It Might as Well Be Spring? Count Basie

Count Basie Hollywood Basie's Way cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Jazz Stage & Screen
Style: Big Band/Swing
length: 2:33
engineer: C. Robert Fine
arranger: Chico O’Farrill
alto saxophone: Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
bass: Norman Keenan
membranophone: Ed Shaughnessy
guitar: Freddie Green
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Billy Mitchell and Eric Dixon
trombone: Bill Hughes, Dick Boone, Grover Mitchell and Harlan Floyd
trumpet: Al Aarons, Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn and Harry “Sweets” Edison
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 am 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 girl 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

It might as well be Spring

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Secret Love
  • 2 Laura
  • 3 In the Still of the Night
  • 4 A Foggy Day
  • 5 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 6 The Trolley Song
  • 7 Strangers in the Night
  • 8 A Fine Romance
  • 9 Carioca
  • 10 Hurry Sundown Blues
  • 11 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 12 Days of Wine and Roses