March 20, 2020 | by: Brian Symonds

SPRING IS SPRUNG

Spring officially arrived at 12:49am AST, this morning.

The saying is sometimes called “The Brooklyn National Anthem” and it dates back to at least 1940.  There are many versions of it. Here’s one:

Spring has sprung, the grass is ris,
I wonder where the boidies is
The boid is on the wing,
But that’s absoid
From what I hoid
The wing is on the boid!

Here are a couple of other versions:

The spring is sprung, The grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is.
(1951 – The New Mexico folklore record: Volume 6)

Spring has sprung The grass has riz Come out yourself And see how ‘tiz.
(1956 – Canadian bee journal: Volumes 64-65)

Some others:

“Spring has sprung and the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is.”
“Spring has sprung and the grass has riz, I wonder where the daisies is.”‎

However you want to say it, the important part here is that Spring has sprung.

Happy Spring everyone!