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GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE From the film "Wake Up And Dream" (1946) (Rube Bloom / Harry Ruby) June Haver & John Payne (Film Soundtrack) - 1946 Benny Goodman & His Orch. (vocal: Liza Morrow) - 1946 Bing Crosby (with Jimmy Dorsey & His Orch.) - 1946 Jo Stafford - 1946 Tony Bennett - 1955 Carmen McRae - 1956 Beverly Kenney - 1956 Dakota Staton - 1957 June Christy - 1957 Annie Ross (with Gerry Mulligan Quartet) - 1958 Julie London - 1959 Rosemary Clooney - 1960 Debbie Reynolds - 1960 Ella Fitzgerald - 1961 Etta Jones - 1962 Lorez Alexandria - 1964 George Shearing & Mel Tormé - 1982 Carol Sloane - 1994 Steve Tyrell - 1999 Rebecca Kilgore & Lyle Ritz - 2007 Dana Lauren - 2010 Bruce Forsyth - 2011 Also recorded by: Morgana King; Jamie Cullum; Wesla Whitfield; Bing Crosby; Jonny Abeles; Billy Taylor; Donald Brown; Barbara Carroll; Keiko McNamara Trio; Marian McPartland; Patrick Morrissey; The Four Freshmen; Stan Getz; Dick Haymes; Phillip Manuel; Anita O'Day; Joanna Pascale; Oscar Peterson; Shirley Scott; Betty St. Claire; Somethin' Smith; Susan Krebs; Sammy Kaye; Hanna Richardson; Jerri Adams; Cal Tjader; Harry Lookofsky; Page Cavanaugh Trio...........and many others. I don't believe in frettin' and grievin' Why mess around with strife I never was cut out to step and strut out Give me the simple life Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant Those things roll off my knife Just serve me tomatoes and mashed potatoes Give me the simple life A cottage small is all I'm after Not one that's spacious and wide A house that rings with joy and laughter And the ones you love inside Some like the high road, I like the low road Free from the care and strife Sounds corny and seedy, but yes indeedy Give me the simple life ++++++++++ As recorded by JULIE LONDON: I don't believe in frettin' and grievin' Why mess around with strife I never was cut out to step and strut out Give me the simple life Some find it pleasant dinin' on pheasant Those things roll off my knife Just serve me tomatoes and mashed potatoes Give me the simple life A cottage small is all I'm after Not one that's spacious and wide A house that rings with joy and laughter And the ones you love inside Some like the high road, I like the low road Free from the care and strife Sounds corny and seedy, but yes indeedy Give me the simple life (Piano Solo) I'm crazy about sleep, can't do without sleep Give me the simple life (Vibraphone Solo) I don't aim to worry, hustle or hurry Give me the simple life I greet the dawn when I awaken The sky is clear up above I like my scrambled eggs and bacon Served by someone I love (Guitar Solo) Sounds corny and seedy, but yes indeedy Corny and seedy, but yes indeedy Life! (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2011)

    


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