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BUSY DOING NOTHING From the film "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" (1949) (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) Bing Crosby, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke (Film Soundtrack)- 1949 Vaughn Monroe & His Orch. (vocals: Monroe & The Moon Maids) - 1949 The Modernaires - 1949 Jack Smith - 1949 Also recorded by: Peter & The Test Tube Babies; The Ivy League; Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin. La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la We're busy doin' nothin' Workin' the whole day through Tryin' to find lots of things not to do We're busy goin' nowhere Isn't it just a crime We'd like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time I have to watch the river To see that it doesn't stop And stick around the rosebuds So they'll know when to pop And keep the crickets cheerful They're really a solemn bunch Hustle, bustle And only an hour for lunch La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la We're busy doin' nothin' Workin' the whole day through Tryin' to find lots of things not to do We're busy goin' nowhere Isn't it just a crime We'd like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time I have to wake the Sun up He's liable to sleep all day And then inspect the rainbows So they'll be bright and gay I must rehearse the songbirds To see that they sing in key Hustle, bustle And never a moment free (Orchestral Break) We're busy doin' nothin' Workin' the whole day through Tryin' to find lots of things not to do We're busy going nowhere Isn't it just a crime We'd like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time I have to meet a turtle I'm teachin' him how to swim Then I have to shine the dewdrops You know they're looking rather dim I told my friend, the robin I'd buy him a brand new vest Hustle, bustle We never do have We never do have We never do, never do Never do, never do, never do have the time Never do have the time ********** As performed in the film "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court": ALL: La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la ALL: We're busy doin' nothin' Workin' the whole day through Tryin' to find lots of things not to do We're busy goin' nowhere Isn't it just a crime We'd like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time CEDRIC HARDWICKE: I have to watch the river To see that it doesn't stop And stick around the rosebuds So they'll know when to pop BING CROSBY: Better keep the crickets cheerful They're really a solemn bunch ALL: Hustle, bustle WILLIAM BENDIX: And only an hour for lunch ALL: La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la (CROSBY: Ah! Shall we procede?) ALL: We're busy doin' nothin' Workin' the whole day through Tryin' to find lots of things not to do We're busy going nowhere Isn't it just a crime We'd like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time BENDIX: I have to wake the Sun up He's liable to sleep all day (CROSBY: Taroo) And then inspect the rainbows So they'll be bright and gay CROSBY & HARDWICKE: You must rehearse the songbirds To see that they sing in key (BENDIX: If you insist) (CROSBY: I dust, I dust) ALL: Hustle, bustle And never a moment free ALL: We're busy doin' nothin' Workin' the whole day through Tryin' to find lots of things not to do We're busy going nowhere Isn't it just a crime We'd like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time (CROSBY: Going to the game?) CROSBY: I have to meet a turtle I'm teachin' him how to swim Then I have to shine the dewdrops You know they're looking rather dim (BENDIX: No!) I told my friend, the robin I'd buy him a brand new vest ALL: Hustle, bustle CROSBY: I wish I could take a rest BENDIX: Tryin' to find lots of things not to do HARDWICKE: Isn't it just a crime CROSBY: We'd better make it snappy There's another hill to climb ALL: We'd like to be unhappy, but CROSBY: We never do have HARDWICKE: We never do have BENDIX: We never do, never do ALL: Never do, never do, never do have the time Never do have the time (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2008)

    


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