"It Might as Well Be Spring" is a song from the 1945 film, State Fair. The film stars Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine, Fay Bainter, and Charles Winninger. State Fair was remade in 1962, that time starring Pat Boone and Ann-Margret.
State Fair was the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written directly for film. The movie introduced such popular songs as "It's A Grand Night For Singing" and "It Might as Well Be Spring", which won the Academy Award for Best Song. In 1996, it was adapted for a Broadway musical of the same name, with additional songs taken from other Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals.
The things I used to like, I don't like any more, I want a lot of other things I've never had before, It's just like my mamma says, I sit around and mourn Pretending that I am so wonderful and knowing I'm adored
I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm I'm as jumpy as 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 O why should I have Spring fever When it isn't even Spring
I keep wishing I were someone else Walking down a strange new street And hearing words that I have never head From a man I've yet to meet
I'm as busy as spider spinning daydreams Spinning 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