Hit The Road To Dreamland
Star Spangled Rhythm, (1942)
Hit The Road To Dreamland
1942
Johnny Mercer (w)
Harold Arlen (m)
Star Spangled Rhythm, 1942
VERSE
Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle
Goes the star.
Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle
There you are.
Time for all good children
To hit the hay.
Cock-a-doodle, doodle, doodle,
Soon will be another day.
We should be on our way!
(yawns) Pardon me.
(yawns) Me, too. Waiter, two more,
please.
REFRAIN
Bye-bye, baby,
Time to hit the road to Dreamland.
You're my baby,
Dig you in the Land of Nod.
Hold, tight, baby,
We'll be swinging up in Dreamland,
All night, baby,
Where the little cherubs trod.
Look at that knocked-out moon,
Been a-blowin' his top in the blue.
Never saw the likes of you!
What an angel!
Bye-bye, baby,
Time to hit the road to Dreamland,
Don't cry, baby,
It was divine.
But the rooster has fin'lly crowed,
Time to hit the road.
Bye-bye, baby,
Time to hit the road to Dreamland.
Waiter, could I have a little more water, please?
Hold tight, baby-
We'll be swinging up in Dreamland!
Waiter, could I have a spoon, please?
Pardon me, ma'am,
And pardon me, sir,
This is not a job that we prefer,
But it's strictly the railroad regulation
That we close this car before we reach the station.
So, if you'll forgive our effrontery,
We'll be as brief as we can be.
Yes, yes, good children
Gettin' on,
Time to hit the road.
King Solomon once in his wisdom said,
"There's nothin' quite like a good feather bed!"
That may not be just the written word,
So don't quote me cause I only heard,
And then, I coulda misunderstood,
But if he didn't say that then he certainly should,
'Cause in this world with its killin' pace
A man's gotta find a good restin' place.
There's early to bed, early to rise
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise!
Yes, yes, good children,
Gettin' one,
Time to hit the road.
With everything electric and mechanized
If you do get nervous I ain't surprised.
But listen, good people, you can't cure ills
With capsules, tablets, and vitamin pills,
And the only thing to rest your head
Is a good night's sleep in a quilted bed.
So just resolve to be good and firm
'Cause the early bird's a-gonna catcha the worm.
Yes, yes, good children,
Gettin' on,
Time to hit the road.
Now see the moon shinin' way up there?
His chops are all beat and he ain't nowhere.
He's dyin' to get some shut-eye, too,
But he's got to stay up and light the way for you.
So be good children and treat him right
And he'll shine like a lantern tomorrow night.
It's half past two and that ain't no crime
And we hope you had a most enjoyable time.
We surely do thank you for your friendly call,
But we're forced by law to say good night all.
Yes, Yes, good children,
Gettin' on,
Time to hit the road.
They say, baby,
Time to Hit the Road to Dreamland.
Okay, baby.
Don't think that we all need a building to fall on us.
Time to dim the lamp.
Time to hit the ramp.
Back to our abode.
Time to hit the road.
Yes, yes, good children,
Gettin' on.
It's getting time to hit the road.
Yes, Yes, good children
Gettin' one.
It's getting time to hit the road.
It's gettin' on,
It's gettin' on.
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