Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989)
"Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" - Signed Sheet Music
New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder. 1918.
One of Berlin's most famous songs, boldly signed "Irv Berlin" in blue ink on the front cover. 4 pages, bifolium; 1/4 leather clamshell box.
Berlin composed the comic song as an expression of protest against the indignities of Army routine shortly after being drafted into the United States Army in 1918. Although Berlin initially wrote "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" without commercial intent, it eventually appeared in three different Broadway shows, including Ziegfeld Follies of 1918, and the film This Is the Army. More than any other Irving Berlin song, it became the one most associated with Berlin as a performer.