June Is Bustin’ Out All Over

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June Is Bustin’ Out All Over

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Nettie Fowler prepares for the clambake while restless fisherman and hungry New Englanders anticipate a hearty summer feast just across the bay. As the weather warms, everyone’s feeling a bit frisky.

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“June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” LYRICS

Nettie:
March went out like a lion,
A-whippin’ up the water in the bay.
Then April cried
And stepped aside,
And along come pretty little May!
May was full of promises,
But she didn’t keep ’em quick enough fer some,
And a crowd of Doubtin’ Thomases
Was predictin’ that the summer’d never come.

Men:
But it’s comin’, by gum!
Y’ken feel it come,
Y’ken feel it in yer heart,
Y’ken see it in the ground!

Girls:
Y’ken hear it in the trees,
Y’ken smell it in the breeze—

All:
Look around, look around, look around!

Nettie:
June is bustin’ out all over!
All over the meadow and the hill,
Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes,
And the rompin’ river pushes
Ev’ry little wheel that wheels beside a mill.

All:
June is bustin’ out all over!

Nettie:
The feelin’ is gettin’ so intense
That the young Virginia creepers
Hev been huggin’ the bejeepers
Outa all the mornin’-glories on the fence.

Because it’s June!

Men:
June—June—June—

All:
Jest because it’s June—June—June!

Nettie:
Fresh and alive and gay and young,
June is a love song, sweetly sung.

All:
June is bustin’ out all over!

1st Man:
The saplin’s are bustin’ out with sap!

1st Girl:
Love he’s found my brother, Junior!

2nd Man:
And my sister’s even lunier!

2nd Girl:
And my ma is gettin’ kittenish with Pap!

All:
June is bustin’ out all over!

Nettie:
To ladies the men are payin’ court.
Lotsa ships are kept at anchor
Jest because the captains hanker
Fer a comfort they ken only get in port!

All:
Because it’s June!
June—June—June—
Jest because it’s June—June—June!

Nettie:
June makes the bay look bright and new,
Sails gleamin’ white on sunlit blue.

Carrie:
June is bustin’ out all over!
The ocean is full of Jacks and Jills.
With her little tail a-swishin’
Ev’ry lady fish is wishin’
That a male would come and grab her by the gills!

All:
June is bustin’ out all over!

Nettie:
The sheep aren’t sleepin’ any more.
All the rams that chase the ewe sheep
Are determined there’ll be new sheep,
And the ewe sheep aren’t even keepin’ score!

All:
On accounta it’s June!
June—June—June—
Jest because it’s June—June—June!

Nettie:
June is bustin’ out all over,
The beaches are crowded ev’ry night.
From Penobscot to Augusty
All the boys are feelin’ lusty,
And the girls ain’t even puttin’ up a fight.

All:
Because it’s June!
June—June—June—
Jest because it’s June—June—June!

Nettie:
June is bustin’ out all over!

All:
The flowers are bustin’ from their seed!

Nettie:
And the pleasant life of Riley
That is spoken of so highly
Is the life that ev’rybody wants to lead!

All:
Because it’s June!
June—June—June—
Jest because it’s June—June—June!