Mountain Greenery (1948 MGM)

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
blues skies be your coverlet.
When it rains we we don't mind the weather.

And if you're good
I'll search for wood
so you can cook
while I stand lookin' . . .

Beans could get no keener
reception in a beanery.
Bless our Mountain Greenery home!

( When the world was young
Old Father Adam with sin would grapple
So we're entitled to just one apple
I mean to make applesauce
Underneath the bough
We'll learn a lesson from Mister Omar
beneath the eyes of no Pa and no Ma
Where Lady Nature is boss
. . .)

And if you're good
I'll search for wood
so you can cook
while I stand lookin' . . .

Beans could get no keener
reception in a beanery.
Bless our Mountain Greenery home!

< orchestral interlude >

Simple cooking means . . .
more than French cuisines . . .

I've a banquet planned which is
sandwiches and beans . . .

coffee's just as grand, with a little sand . . .

eat and you'll grow fatter boy,
S'matter boy? 'Atta boy!

In a mountain greenery
Where God paints the scenery
Just two crazy people together
How we love sequestering
Where no pets are pestering
No dear mama holds us together

Mosquitoes here
Won't bite you, dear
I'll let them sting
Me on the finger

( We could find no cleaner retreat
from life's machinery )

 
Than our mountain greenery home!
 
( . . . down with city slickin’,
up with cows and chickens,
down with noise and clutter,
up with milk and butter . . .)
 
. . . down with life’s machinery,
Bless our mountain greenery home!"
 
~ from the 1948 M-G-M film "Words and Music" Soundtrack
Music by Richard Rodgers
with lyrics by Lorenz Hart, 1926
With Chorus and Orchestra directed by Henri René
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