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Can you send me the lyrics to "Lazy Bones"? Thanks
Posted by Lazybones on January 25, 1998 at 20:56:55:
In Reply to: Lyrics to Lazybones posted by Don Nelson on January 20, 1998 at
: Does anyone have the lyrics to "Lazybones". My brother in law
heard the song on "Prairie Home Companion" and
really liked it. He had never heard of Johnny Mercer. Doesn't get out much ....
Lazybones was the first hit for Johnny Mercer. His collaborator was the great
Hoagy Carmichael. Many vocalists have
sung the piece, but my personal favorite is Carmichael himself.
For educational and reasearch purposes.
Long as there is chicken gravy on your rice,
Ev'rything is nice.
Long as there's watermelon on the vine,
Ev'rything is fine.
You got no time to work,
You got no time to play,
Busy doin' nothin' all the live long day.
You won't ever change no matter what I say,
You're just made that way.
Lazybones, Sleepin' in the sun,
How you 'spec' to get your day's work
Sleepin' in the noonday sun.
Lazybones, sleepin' in the shade,
How you 'spec' to get your corn meal
Never get your corn meal made
Sleepin' in the evenin' shade.
When 'taters need sprayin',
I bet you keep prayin'
The bugs fall off the vine
And when you fo fishin'
I bet you keep wishin'
The fish won't grab at your line.
Lazybones, loafin' thru the day,
Now you 'spec' to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way
(Well looky here)
He never heard a word I say!