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Thread #41007   Message #590003
Posted By: GUEST,Arjay
10-Nov-01 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
I'm looking for the verses of Irving Berlin's "Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning, as well as the various last couplets in the chorus.

I know this is not a traditional song, although it's 82 or 83 years old, but maybe someone knows a website that has all Irving Berlin's lyrics or that might have this one, anyway.

All I know of the song now is:

Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning!
Oh, how I'd love to remain in bed,
For the hardest blow of all
Is to hear the bugle call:
"Ya gotta get up, ya gotta get up, ya gotta get up in the morning!"

Someday I'm going to murder the bugler!
Someday they're going to find him dead!
I'll amputate his reveille
And step upon it heavily
And spend the rest of my life in bed!

(Another chorus goes:
Someday as soon as the war is over,
Someday the minute the foe is dead,
I'll put my marching boots away
And move to Philadelphi-ay
And spend the rest of my life in bed!

and the last last couplet is:
...and then I'll get that other pup--
The guy that wakes the bugler up...)

I'd really like to be able to do the whole song in my Veterans' Day programs.  Can someone help me out?


P.S.  I don't know the tune to the verse either, so I could use a MIDI or at least the chords.  I do, of course, know the tune for the part I posted.