Get Me To The Church On Time
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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I'm gettin' married in the morning
Ding-dong the bells are gonna chime
We'll have a whopper, pull out the stopper
Get me to the church on time

I've got to get there in the morning
Spruced up and lookin' in my prime
Girls come and kiss me, say that you'll miss me
Get me to the church on time

If I am dancing roll up the floor
If I am whistling, out the door

I'm gettin' married in the morning
Ding-ding-dong they're gonna chime
Don't lose your compass, kick up a rumpus
Get me to the church
Get me to the church
For Pete's sake get me to the church, on time

If I am dancing roll up the floor
If I am whistling, right out the door

I'm gettin' married in the morning
Ding-dong they're gonna chime
Girls come and kiss me, say that you'll miss me
Get me to the church




Get me to the church
For Pete's sake get me to the church, on time

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s “Get Me To The Church On Time” tell the story of a man who is getting married the next morning and needs to make it to the church. He urges those around him to help him get ready for his big day: “Spruced up and lookin' in my prime / Girls come and kiss me, say that you'll miss me.” He is excited to dance and celebrate, urging everyone else to join in: “If I am dancing roll up the floor / If I am whistling, out the door.” Ultimately, the urgency of the situation takes over, and he begs to be delivered to the chapel in time for his wedding.


The song is lighthearted and fun, reflecting the joy and excitement of getting married. However, it also touches on the tension and pressure of the big day. The need to “get to the church on time” underscores the importance of the occasion and the fear of letting down those who are counting on him. The lyrics suggest that, while the singer is eager to celebrate, he also understands that this is a serious commitment that requires dedication and focus.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm gettin' married in the morning
I am getting married tomorrow


Ding-dong the bells are gonna chime
The church bells will ring


We'll have a whopper, pull out the stopper
We will have a grand celebration and make merry


Get me to the church on time
Help me arrive at the church at the expected time


I've got to get there in the morning
I need to reach the church early in the morning


Spruced up and lookin' in my prime
Looking my best and well-groomed


Girls come and kiss me, say that you'll miss me
Girls, show affection towards me, and express that they will miss me after the wedding


If I am dancing roll up the floor
If I start dancing, clear the floor for me to dance


If I am whistling, out the door
If I am whistling, I will leave the hall


Don't lose your compass, kick up a rumpus
Don't forget the way to the church, and make some noise


For Pete's sake get me to the church, on time
For heaven's sake, help me arrive at the church on time




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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