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Green-up Time lyrics

Green-Up Time

Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Kurt Weill

Yesterday morning I did see blossoms on the apple tree,
I took a breath and thought, could it be, it’s green-up time!
Then I began to look around and in ev’ry field I found
Greens were a-pushin’ up through the ground for green-up time!

And sure enough the bluebells tinkled April in the glen,
And sure enough I fell in love with love again!
Then I started feeling awful bright, had a thought that hit me right,
I’ll have my honey dance me tonight and have a time
To welcome in the green-up time!

Yesterday morning I did see blossoms on the apple tree,
I took a breath and thought, could it be, it’s green-up time!
Then I began to look around and in ev’ry field I found
Greens were a-pushing up through the ground for green-up time!

And sure enough the bluebells tinkled April in the glen,
And sure enough I fell in love with love again!
Then I started feeling awful bright, had a thought that hit me right,
I’ll have my honey dance me tonight and have a time
To welcome in the green-up time!

Note: If Green-Up Time (Love Life 1948) sounds familiar, it may be because the harmonic structure evokes the strains of Surrey With the Fringe on Top, from Oklahoma!, which Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill’s wife (and some say his greatest interpreter) called, “that Hillbilly show.” (Perhaps Kurt Weill was playing a little musical joke.)

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  • Florence 0 points

    I remember this song, but could not remember the words, exactly. Thank You SO much for the memories ......I wish it was played more, today.

  • Nancy 0 points

    Here are Green-Up Time lyrics! I took them from the booklet accompanying my CD, Kurt Weill in America. I tried to find them online and then looked in my CDs and found the song all written out.

    I hope you can add the song to your library.

    Green-Up Time

    Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
    Music by Kurt Weill

    Yesterday morning I did see blossoms on the apple tree,
    I took a breath and thought, could it be, it’s green-up time!
    Then I began to look around and in ev’ry field I found
    Greens were a-pushin’ up through the ground for green-up time!

    And sure enough the bluebells tinkled April in the glen,
    And sure enough I fell in love with love again!
    Then I started feeling awful bright, had a thought that hit me right,
    I’ll have my honey dance me tonight and have a time
    To welcome in the green-up time!

    Yesterday morning I did see blossoms on the apple tree,
    I took a breath and thought, could it be, it’s green-up time!
    Then I began to look around and in ev’ry field I found
    Greens were a-pushing up through the ground for green-up time!

    And sure enough the bluebells tinkled April in the glen,
    And sure enough I fell in love with love again!
    Then I started feeling awful bright, had a thought that hit me right,
    I’ll have my honey dance me tonight and have a time
    To welcome in the green-up time!

    Note: If Green-Up Time (Love Life 1948) sounds familiar, it may be because the harmonic structure evokes the strains of Surrey With the Fringe on Top, from Oklahoma!, which Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill’s wife (and some say his greatest interpreter) called, “that Hillbilly show.” (Perhaps Kurt Weill was playing a little musical joke.)

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