Healthful Lyrics

Rodgers & Hammerstein: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” (from Oklahoma) (1943)

There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow
There's a bright, golden haze on the meadow.
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
And it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky.

Oh, what a beautiful Mornin'
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I've got a beautiful feelin'
Everything's goin' my way.

All the cattle are standin' like statues
All the cattle are standin' like statues
They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by
But a little brown mav'rick is winkin' her eye

Oh, what a beautiful Mornin'
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I've got a beautiful feelin'
Everything's goin' my way.

All the sounds of the earth are like music
All the sounds of the earth are like music
The breeze is so busy it don't miss a tree
An' a ol' weepin' willer is laughin' at me

Oh, what a beautiful Mornin'
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I've got a beautiful feelin'
Everything's goin' my way.
Oh, what a beautiful day!

Carmichael & Parish: “Stardust” (1927)

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the scythe little stars climb
Always reminding me that we’re apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
That music of the years gone by.

Sometimes I wonder how I spend
The lonely nights
Dreaming of a song
The melody
Haunts my reverie
Am I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss, an inspiration
But that was long ago
And now my consolation is in the stardust of a song.

Besides the garden wall, when stars are bright
You are in my arm
The nightingale
Tells his fairy tale
Of paradise, where roses grew
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love’s refrain.

 Kern & Hammerstein: “The Song is You” (from Music in the Air) (1936)

I hear music when I look at you;
A beautiful theme of ev’ry
Dream I ever knew.
Down deep in my heart I hear it play,
I feel a start, then melt away.

I hear music when I touch your hand,
A beautiful melody
from some enchanted land.
Down deep in my heart, I hear it say,
Is this the day?

I alone have heard this lovely strain,
I alone have heard this glad refrain:
Must it be forever inside of me?
Why can’t I let it go?
Why can’t I let you know?
Why can’t I let you know the song
My heart would sing?

That beautiful rhapsody
Of love and youth and spring’
The music is sweet,
The words are true –
The song is you.

Loesser: “My Heart is so Full of You” (from Most Happy Fella) (1956)

My heart is so full of you,
So full of you
There is no room for anything more.
What other wish can I wish?
What other plan can I plan?
What other dream can I dream?
And what for?
Whatever for?

When my heart is so full of you
So full of you
There is no room
No room in my heart
For anything more.

What other wish can I wish?
What other plan can I plan?
What other dream can I dream?
And what for?
Whatever for?

When my heart is so full of you
So full of you
There is no room
No room in my heart
For anything more.

Scanlan & Nelson: “I Know You by Heart” (1996)

Midnights in winter, the glowing fire
Lights up your face in orange and gold
I see your sweet smile, shine through the darkness
It's line is etched in my memory
So I’d know you by heart

Mornings in April, sharing our secrets
We’d walk until the morning was gone
We were like children, laughing for hours
The joy you gave me lives on and on
'Cause I know you by heart

I still hear your voice on warm summer nights
Whispering like the wind
You left in autumn, the leaves were turning
I walked down roads of orange and gold
I saw your sweet smile,
I heard your laughter
You’re still here beside me every day
 

Callaway: “You Can’t Rush Spring” (1994)
You can’t rush spring
No matter how you try
A bud knows when to bloom
A bird knows when to fly
Although your eager heart
May long to see
The blossom on the cherry tree
The winter needs her time
To say goodbye

This blog article was published on Jan 13, 2014.