OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN'

Live 04 Apr 2016 version


There's a bright golden haze on the meadow
There's a bright golden haze on the meadow
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
And it looks like it's climbing straight up to the sky

Oh what a beautiful morning
Oh what a beautiful day
I got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way

Well the cattle are standing like statues
Yeah the cattle are standing like statues
Well they don't turn their heads when they see me ride by
There's a cute little maverick girl winking her eye

Yeah oh what a beautiful morning
Oh what a beautiful day
I got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way

Now the sounds of the earth like music
Yeah the sounds of the earth like music
Well that breeze is so busy it don't miss a tree
And that old weeping willow's laughing at me

Well oh what a beautiful morning
Yeah what a beautiful day
I got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way
Everything's going my way


Info

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' is a 1943 song by Frank Sinatra. See Frank Sinatra's original version for more details.

Live 04 Apr 1998 version

The above lyrics are for the live 04 Apr 1998 performance of OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, during a tribute and stage dedication to stage director Elaine Steinbeck. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

Elaine Steinbeck was the widow of Grapes Of Wrath author John Steinbeck. She was one of the first female stage managers on Broadway, where she stage-managed the musical Oklahoma!, among others. A long-time Sag Harbor resident, she has supported the local theater since its opening in 1991. The Bay Street Theatre's main stage was dedicated to her as part of the 04 Apr 1998 tribute. The evening chronicled her life, her extensive work in the theater, and her contributions to the theater. Bruce Springsteen first got in touch with Elaine Steinbeck in 1995 to ask permission to use the name of the character from her late husband's classic novel The Grapes Of Wrath for his song THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD.

Bruce Springsteen was one of the 04 Apr 1998 tribute show's guest artists. The salute began with a montage of black and white photos projected on stage as a taped voiceover played of Elaine Steinbeck telling stories about her life. Springsteen then took the stage to perform OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' from the musical Oklahoma!. He sat next to Steinbeck in the front row until the end of the tribute when he took the stage again to perform THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD. Both songs were played solo on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Springsteen also attended the after-show dinner party.

Live History

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' was performed off-tour on 04 Apr 1998 at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, during a tribute and stage dedication to stage director Elaine Steinbeck. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

  1. 04 Apr 1998 at Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY

Available Versions

List of available versions of OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' on this website:

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' [Live 04 Apr 2016 version]
OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' [Original Frank Sinatra version]

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