Repost Of “Dedicated To A Forgotten Ode To Spring: SPRING WILL BE SO SAD (WHEN SHE COMES THIS YEAR)”

“Spring Will Be So Sad (When She Comes This Year)” by Margaret Bonds and Harold “Hal” Dickinson from The Modernaires is another one of those fantastic, nevertheless forgotten songs of the “Great American Songbook”, and I wonder who else has recorded it in the years after 1941.

Maybe I will give it a shot?

Anyway, this is my favorite Glenn Miller Orchestra, the late 1941 to July, 1942 outfit, from a Chesterfield Show, aired on April 8, 1941.

Ray Eberle with one of his stronger, deeper vocals, The Modernaires & Glenn Miller, who announces this tune as the radio-preview of a new release.

Jerry Gray wrote the chart which has been commercially recorded for Victor Bluebird on February 20, 1941.

Yours truly has transferred this track from the mono-version of the pictured LP.

It can be found HERE.

Spring Will Be So Sad (When She Comes This Year)

Spring will be so sad when she comes this year
How could she be glad when she reaches here?
Oh, spring will be so sad when she comes this year…

Spring will be so sad when she comes this year
How could she be glad when she reaches here?

The winds have whispered while they race
There’s a frown on April’s face
For she can’t find any trace
Of contentment’s hiding place

Spring just can’t be gay when she comes this year
She won’t want to stay when she reaches here

This troubled world can’t tell you when
She’ll be happy once again
Oh, spring will be so sad when she comes this year…

“The sixth two-LP set in the admirable complete Glenn Miller series, unlike Vol. 5 (which had virtually no hits), finds the orchestra introducing several of their best-loved numbers. Highlights include “Anvil Chorus,” “Song of the Volga Boatmen,” “Sun Valley Jump,” “Perfidia” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”

Miller’s repertoire included pop vocals, novelties and jazz, all of it quite danceable and melodic, and this two-fer finds his big band in peak form.”

Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com

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