It Might as Well Be Spring Lyrics - Kenny Dorham & Cannonball Adderley

Cannonball Adderley Blue Spring cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-7-1
length: 7:43
producer: Orrin Keepnews
engineer: Jack Higgins
piano: Cedar Walton
trumpet: Kenny Dorham
bass: Paul Chambers
alto saxophone: Cannonball Adderley
baritone saxophone: Cecil Payne
French horn: David Amram
drums (drum set): Jimmy Cobb
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
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

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CD 1
  • 1 Blue Spring
  • 2 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 3 Poetic Spring
  • 4 Spring Is Here
  • 5 Spring Cannon
  • 6 Passion Spring