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Lyr Req: Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning

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GUEST,Arjay 10 Nov 01 - 08:31 PM
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Don Firth 15 Nov 01 - 01:53 AM
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clueless don 29 May 13 - 08:06 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: OH, HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
From: GUEST,Arjay
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 08:31 PM

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?

Arjay

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.


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Subject: RE: Full Lyric: O How I Hate To Get UP in AM
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 08:37 PM

Try Oh How I Hate

and Here for more Berlin

and Here for even more.

Didn't look for MIDI yet.......


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Subject: RE: Full Lyric: O How I Hate To Get UP in AM
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 08:40 PM

MIDI Oh How I Hate.... about half way down the page........


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Subject: RE: Full Lyric: O How I Hate To Get UP in AM
From: Genie
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 02:23 AM

Oh, thanks, so much, folks!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Full Lyric: O How I Hate To Get UP in AM
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 01:53 AM

My Dad was in the tank corp during World War I. A verse he used to do was one he picked up from other soldiers, a variation of one of the original verses. Folk process perhaps?

Someday I'm going to murder the bugler
Someday they're going to find him dead
I'll sneak up on his bunk at night
And stuff his horn with dynamite
And spend the rest of my life in bed.

Don Firth


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Subject: Lyr Add: OH! HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 May 13 - 06:11 PM

From the sheet music at Indiana University:


OH! HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
(Irving Berlin)
New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., ©1918.

1. The other day I chanced to meet a soldier friend of mine.
He'd been in camp for sev'ral weeks and he was looking fine.
His muscles had developed and his cheeks were rosy red
I asked him how he liked the life and this is what he said:.

CHORUS 1: 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 bugler call:
"You've got to get up.
You've got to get up.
You've got to get up this morning."
Some day I'm going to murder the bugler.
Some day 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.

2. A bugler in the army is the luckiest of men.
He wakes the boys at five and then goes back to bed again.
He doesn't have to blow again until the afternoon.
If ev'rything goes well with me, I'll be a bugler soon.

CHORUS 2: 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 bugler call:
"You've got to get up.
You've got to get up.
You've got to get up this morning."
Oh! boy, the minute the battle is over,
Oh! boy, the minute the foe is dead,
I'll put my uniform away
And move to Philadelph-i-a

And spend the rest of my life in bed.

[This web page gives an additional verse and chorus labeled "Revised version" but it gives no sheet music or publication date:]

3. I've been a soldier quite a while and I would like to state:
The life is simply wonderful; the Army food is great.
I sleep with ninety-seven others in a wooden hut.
I love them all, they all love me, it's very lovely but?

CHORUS 3: 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 bugler call:
"You've got to get up.
You've got to get up.
You've got to get up this morning."
Some day I'm going to murder the bugler.
Some day they're going to find him dead.
And then I'll get that other pup:
The guy who wakes the bugler up,

And spend the rest of my life in bed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 May 13 - 02:27 AM

This song is the story of my life. I don't really function until noon.

This song was part of a musical titled Yip-Yip-Yaphank, written by Sergeant Irving Berlin. It opened 19 August 1918, and had 32 performances. Irving Berlin also used the song in Ziegfield Follies of 1918, and in This Is the Army (1942). "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" was also used in the 1943 movie titled This Is the Army, starring Ronald Reagan - but Irving Berlin himself sang this song in the film.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
From: clueless don
Date: 29 May 13 - 08:06 AM

Am I correct that there is another song, possibly also an Irving Berlin song, sung to the same tune as "Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning!"? The opening line is something like "Gee, ain't it great to be back in the Army?"

Don


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Subject: Lyr Add: GEE, I WISH I WAS BACK IN THE ARMY
From: MMario
Date: 29 May 13 - 08:41 AM

similar feel at least: From White Christmas


GEE, I WISH I WAS BACK IN THE ARMY
(Irving Berlin)

When I was mustered out
I thought without a doubt
That I was through with all my care and strife
I thought that I was then
The happiest of men
But after months of tough civilian life

Gee, I wish I was back in the Army
The Army wasn't really bad at all

Three meals a day
For which you didn't pay
Uniforms for winter, spring and fall

There's a lot to be said for the Army
The life without responsibility

A soldier out of luck
Was really never stuck
There's always someone higher up where you can pass the buck
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army

[2nd chorus for female:]
Gee, I wish I was back in the Army
The Army was the place to find romance

Soldiers and WACS
The WACS who dressed in slacks
Dancing cheek to cheek and backs to backs

There's a lot to be said for the Army
A gal was never lost for company

A million handsome guys
With longing in their eyes
And all you had to do was pick the age, the weight, the size
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army

[3]
Gee, I wish I was back in the Army
The shows we got civilians couldn't see

How we would yell for Dietrich and Cornell
Jolson, Hope and Benny all for free

There's a lot to be said for the Army
The best of doctors watched you carefully

A dentist and a clerk
For weeks and weeks they'd work
They'd make a thousand dollar job and give it to a jerk
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army

[coda:]
Three meals a day
For which you didn't pay
A million handsome guys
With longing in their eyes
I thought that I was through with all my care and strife
But after months and months of tough civilian life
Oh, gee
I wish I was back in the Army now


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 13 - 10:10 PM

Dear Mr. Mario

Please cite the source of your contribution.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
From: clueless don
Date: 30 May 13 - 08:23 AM

Thank you, MMario!

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
From: Johnny J
Date: 30 May 13 - 11:38 AM

Of course, there's the oposite view....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubtSMLe81d0


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