Early In The Morning "Blues"
By Ray Brown and Ray Klages
Published MCMXXII by Irving Berlin, Inc.


[Verse 1]
I'm not sad, and I never feel bad,
I'm as happy as I can be;
I won't fret, for I never have yet,
There is nothing that worries me.

But Oh,Oh, there's a time when I feel so blue,
That's why I am singing the blues to you

[Chorus]
Oh, those Early in the morning
when the day is dawning blues,
Big Ben upon the table
ringing out unwelcome news,

You hate to leave your bed so warm,
On a cold and frosty morn,
And even tho' you're late,
You want to hesitate,

You start to stretch and yawn,
The clock keeps on a callin;
You keep on a stallin' too,
You haven't got another minute to lose,

Then you bid your bed a fond adieu,
And wish you could take it down to work with you,
Oh those early in the morning,
When the day is dawning blues.

[Patter]
Birds are a-singing, and steam pipes are a ringing,
While you're tucked away in the hay,

Roosters are crowing and the clock gets a going,
Then your dreams all will vanish away

Then you get out of bed, Wishing that you were dead,
Feeling as tired as a Turk,You get so mad,
until you make up your mind to kill The guy who invented work.


[Verse 2]
Soon I'll go, where its forty below,
To the land of the ice and snow;
In a hut, where I'll do nothing but,
Live the life of an Eskimo.

For I know that's the only place I belong,
Up there Where the nights are all six months long.

[Chorus]