"Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" as written by and Irving Berlin....
I've been a soldier quite a while
And I would like to state
The life is simply wonderful
The Army food is great

I sleep with ninety-seven others in a wooden hut
I love them all
They all love me
It's very lovely but

Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning
Oh! How I'd love to remain in bed

For the hardest blow of all
Is to hear the bugler call
Ya gotta get up
Ya gotta get up
Ya gotta get up this morning

Someday I'm going to murder the bugler
Someday they're going to find him dead

I'll amputate his reveille
And step upon it heavily
And spend the rest of my life in bed

[alternate lines in 2nd chorus]
And then I'll get that other pup
The guy who wakes the bugler up


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"Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" as written by Irving Berlin

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    General CommentThe popular World War I (and beyond) song, Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning, was written by Irving Berlin in 1918. Berlin himself served with the U.S. 77th Division from April 1917, at that time having already established his name as a popular composer. During his wartime service Berlin continued to produce highly topical wartime themes: Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning proved a remarkable success and went on to sell 1.5 million sheet music copies. Eddie Cantor recorded the song in 1918 and Arthur Fields recorded it in 1918.
    sillybunnyon September 18, 2006   Link

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