Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning

Album: Yip-Yip-Yaphank (1918)
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Songfacts®:

  • Irving Berlin wrote this song in 1918 after he was recruited into the US Army. He never saw action but was posted to Camp Upton at Yaphank in New York, where he did what he did best, though this time for the war effort. As might be expected, this is a somewhat humorous song extolling the virtues of army life but for the early rises.
  • "Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning" was originally subtitled "Irving Berlin's Bugle Song", and was introduced by Eddie Cantor in The Ziegfeld Follies. It was also used in Yip-Yip-Yaphank, the revue Berlin wrote while based at Camp Upton, and was sung by Berlin himself in This Is The Army, the musical/film he scored for the Army during the Second World War. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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