(THERE OUGHT TO BE A) MOONLIGHT SAVING TIME (Music: Harry Richman / Lyrics: Irving Kahal) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (vocal: Carmen Lombardo) - 1931 Hal Kemp & His Orch. (vocal: Skinnay Ennis) - 1931 The High Hatters (vocal: Frank Luther) - 1931 Ruth Etting - 1931 Annette Hanshaw - 1931 Chick Bullock - 1931 Maurice Chevalier - 1931 Red Russell's Rhythm - 1931 Dick Robertson & His Orch. - 1931 Justin Ring's Majestic Dance Orch. (vocal: Scrappy Lambert) - 1931 Adrian Schubert & His Orch. (vocal: Smith Ballew) - 1931 Buddy Campbell & His Orch. - 1931 Les Reis & Artie Dunn - 1931 Jay Wilbur's Hottentots - 1931 Ambrose & His Mayfair Hotel Orch. (vocal: Sam Browne) - 1931 Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orch. (vocal: Billy Scott-Coomber) - 1931 Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (vocal: Don Rodney) - 1950 Ray Anthony & His Orch. (vocals: Marcie Miller & The Skyliners) - 1952 Leonard Feather's Swingin' Swedes - 1952 Blossom Dearie - 1958 Diana Panton - 2007 Also recorded by: Carlton Dance Orch.; Tampa Blue Orch.; Jackie Gleason & His Orch.....and others. As recorded by ANNETTE HANSHAW, May 9th 1931: Birdies fly with new ambition Spring is in their song Soon you'll find yourself a-wishin' Days were not so long If my thought is not difined Listen while I speak my mind There oughta be a moonlight saving time So I could love that boy o' mine Until the birdies wake and chime 'good morning' Their oughta be a law in clover time To keep that moon out overtime To keep each lover's lane in rhyme till dawning You'd better hury up, hurry up Hurry up, get busy today You'd better croon a tune, croon a tune To the man up in the Moon And here's what I'd say There oughta be a moonlight saving time So I could love that boy of mine Until the birdies wake and chime 'good morning' In January the nights are very long But that's alright In happy June comes the honeymoon time Days are longer than the nights In lovetime season, the Moon's the reason For every cuddle and kiss When days are longer, the nights are shorter Somethin' should be done about this (Instrumental Break) Oh, there oughta be a moonlight saving time To make the morning glories climb An hour later on the vine each morning You sorta need a Moon to bill and coo An old back porch, a birch canoe A parlour lamp in June won't do, I'm warning I've heard the farmer say I'll make hay While the Sun is shining above But when the day is done, night's begun You can ask the farmer's son, it's time to make love There oughta be a moonlight saving time So I could love that boy of mine Until the birdies wake and chime 'good morning' That's all! (Contributed by =Aemoggs= - March 2008) (Updated by Mel Priddle - November 2013)