Carolina In The Morning    (1922)

Wishing is good time wasted
Still it's a habit they say
Wishing for sweets I've tasted
That's all I do all day
Maybe there's nothing in wishing
But speaking of wishing I'll say

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina
In the morning
No one could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her
In the morning
Where the morning glories twine around the door
Whispering pretty stories I long to hear once more
Strolling with my girlie where the dew is pearly early
In the morning

Butterflies all flutter up and kiss each little buttercup at dawning
If I had Aladdin's lamp for only a day
I'd make a wish and here's what I'd say
Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina
In the morning!

Dreaming was meant for nighttime
I live in dreams all the day
I know it's not the right time
But still I dream away
What could be sweeter than dreaming
Just dreaming and drifting away

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina
In the morning
No one could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her
In the morning
Where the morning glories twine around the door
Whispering pretty stories I long to hear once more
Strolling with my girlie where the dew is pearly early
In the morning

Butterflies all flutter up and kiss each little buttercup at dawning
If I had Aladdin's lamp for only a day
I'd make a wish and here's what I'd say
Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina
In the morning!

Lyrics by Gus Kahn.
Composed by Walter Donaldson.
Recorded by Al Jolson; Judy Garland; Bing Crosby; Dean Martin.
The song debuted in the Broadway musical revue The Passing Show of 1922 at the Winter Garden Theater by William Frawley.


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