Track Title:               The Silly Season

Prime Artist:              Virginia Earle
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  Vincent Youmans

Vocal:                     Fred Santley
Vocal:                     Oscar Shaw
From the Show:             Two Little Girls In Blue  1921 (S)


In the springtime you discover
That you want to bill and coo.
Yes, you want to play the lover,
And most any girl will do.
It's the season of flirtation
And of puppy-love romance.
Ev'ry heart fills with elation.
It's the time when Cupid likes to take a chance.


The silly season-
Ev'ry April, May, and June,
You lose your reason-
Underneath a yellow moon,
You give the girl your heart and your frat pin,
And in return she gives you her hat pin.
You act so moony
Call her "darling popsy-wop."
When you get spoony-
Neighbors want to call a cop.
It's so enthralling
When she starts calling
You "dear-oh ducky dear!"
Whenever she is near
You start reciting tender verse.
Your friends begin to fear
You need a doctor and a nurse.
You just go loco-
Loving phrases fill the air;
Right off your coco-
Two are comfy on a chair,*
For it's the Jack-and-Jilly,
Oh so silly part of the year.

*In the script, this line is:
Two are comfy in a chair,

Contributed by Carlene Bogle