It Might As Well Be Spring

Spring time is in the air and we are restless and jumpy knowing it’s springtime.

The song It Might As Well be Spring was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for their musical State Fair.

The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1945, the year it was written.

State Fair is the only original film score by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Jeane Craine mimed {the song was dubbed by another} the song in the film.

Dick Haymes, who played her leading man Wayne Frake, released the first recording of the song which became a hit.

The song was recorded by other artist including Sammy Kaye, Johhny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Williams, and Peggy Lee.