There Ought To Be A
Moonlight Saving Time
(1931)
Irving Kahal (w), Harry Richman (m)
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Moonlight Saving Time
Irving Kahal (w), Harry Richman (m)
1931
VERSE I
Birdies fly with new ambition
spring is in their song
soon you'll yourself a wishin
days were not so long
If my thought is not defined
listen while I speak my mind.
CHORUS
There ought to be a moonlight saving time
so I could love that girl of mine
Until the birdies wake and chime
Good morning!

There ought to be a law in clover time
To keep that moon out overtime
To keep each lover's lane in rhyme till dawning.

You'd better hurry up, hurry up, hurry up get busy today.
You'd better croon a tune, croon a tune to the man up in the moon
And here's what I'D say:

There ought a Moonlight savings time
So I could love that girl of mine,
Until the birdies wake and chime
"Good morning."
VERSE 2
When the weather man is sleeping,
With the gay suneams,
To his housetop I'll go creeping
In the land of dreams.
When the tardy moon comes out,
I'll stand there and bravely shout:
CHORUS
There ought to be a moonlight saving time...
1997
Apr 15-18JK 1996-97Sweeter & Hotter
2010
Oct 22-31JK 2010-11Time After Time
RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Chick BullockBanner3218410672
Ray Anthony & His OrchestraCapitol2002
Majestic Dance OrchestraRomeo163810621
Hughes,AndySuperior2715G17850a
04/29/1931Guy Lombardo Royal CanadiansColumbia2457-DW151527
04/30/1931Majestic Dance Orchestra (Cherwin)Banner32187A10621
05/09/1931Roy Carroll's Sand Point OrchestraHarmony1322-H351015
05/09/1931Buddy Campbell Orchestra (Selvin)Okeh41499404912
05/13/1931Majestic Do (J.Ring)Conqueror780010621
05/13/1931Majestic Dance OrchestraOriole227310621
05/13/1931Dick Cherwin Orchestra (Ring)Perfect1547010621
05/25/1931Chick BullockConqueror785510672
05/25/1931Chick BullockOriole226810672
05/26/1931Ruth EttingColumbia2470-DW151570
05/28/1931Maurice ChevalierVictor2272369656
07/03/1931Red Russell's RhythmSuperior2704G17855
02/09/1950Guy LombardoDecca2701675858
Moonlight Saving Time