Track Title: Mountain Greenery
Album Title: Rodgers and Hart Songbook, disc 4
Prime Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Lyrics by: Lorenz Hart
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Producer: Norman Granz
Arranger: Buddy Bregman
Conductor: Buddy Bregman
From the Show: The Garrick Gaieties 1925 (S)
On the first of May, it is moving day,
Spring is here, so blow your job,
Throw your job away!
Now's the time to trust,
To your wanderlust,
In the city's dust you wait, must you wait
Just you wait.......!
In a mountain greenery,
Where God paints the scenery
Just two crazy people together.
While you love your lover,
Let blue skies, be your cover-let,
When it rains we'll laugh at the weather.
And if you're good,
I'll search for wood,
So you can cook... while I stand look-in'
Beans could get no keener reception in a beanery
Bless our mountain greenery home!
Won't bite you dear,
I'll let them sting, me on the finger!
We could find no cleaner retreat from life's machinery
Then our mountain greenery home.
Transcribed by Todd Peach
(with some help from Christy B.)
An additional verse heard by Gene in a Mel Torme recording:
Simple cooking means
more than french cuisines
I've some(?) planwiches, sandwiches and beans
coffee's just as grand, with a little sand
eat and you'll grow fatter boy, s'matter boy(?), thatta boy