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LAZYBONES (Johnny Mercer / Hoagy Carmichael) Recorded by: Ambrose & his Orch.; Louis Armstrong; Mildred Bailey; Tex Beneke & his Orchestra; Dorsey Burnette; Rahn Burton; Hoagy Carmichael; Casa Loma Orchestra; Perry Como; Harry Connick Jr.; Billy Cotton & his Band; Bing Crosby; Joe Crossman; Duck Curless; Bob Dorough; The Dorsey Brothers; Rusty Draper; John Eaton; Max Eider; Esquivel; Robert Farnon; Crystal Gayle; Nat Gonella; Benny Goodman; Art Hodes Trio; Claude Hopkins & his Orch.; Keith Ingham; Ted Lewis & his Band; Herbie Mann; Barry Martyn; Loonis McGlohon; Dave McKenna; George Melly; Johnny Mercer; Glenn Miller; The Mills Brothers; Liza Minnelli; Max Morath; Jacqui Naylor; Don Nelly's Royal Society Jazz Orch.; Yukio Nexus6; 101 Strings Orch.; James Ray; Leon Redbone; Don Redman; Paul Robeson; Janet Seidel; Carrie Smith; Hank Snow; Jeri Southern; Kay Starr; Sonny Stitt; Bob Summers; Bryn Terfel; Dick Van Dyke; Washboard Rhythm Boys; Midge Williams. Lazybones, sleepin' in the sun....how you spect to get your day's work done? You can't get your day's work done......sleepin' in the noon day sun Lazybones, layin' in the shade....how you gonna get your cornmeal made? You can't get no cornmeal made....sleepin' in that evening shade When taters need sprayin', I bet you keep prayin' The bugs'll fall off of the vine And when you go fishin' I bet you keep wishin' Them fish don't grab your line Lazybones, loafin' all the day.....how you spect to make a dime that way? You won't make no dime that way.....loafin' in the shade all day ************************* LAZYBONES As sung by Hoagy Carmichael (vocal & piano) recorded Sep 13th 1933 Mm-mmm, ah-aah, you a good for nothin' lazybones! Long as there was chicken gravy on your rice, Everything is nice! Long as there's a watermelon on the vine, Everything is fine! You got no time to work, you got no time to play, You're busy doin' nothin' all the live long day! But you won't ever change, no matter what I say, You're just made that way! Lazybones, sleepin' in the sun, How you 'xpect to get your day's work done? You'll never get your day's work done Sleepin' in the noonday sun! Lazybones, sleepin' in the shade, How you 'xpect to get your corn meal made? You'll never get your corn meal made Sleepin' in the evening' shade! Now when them taters need sprayin', I bet you keep prayin' That the bugs'll fall off o' the vine! And when you go fishin', I bet you keep wishin' That the fish won't grab at your line! You're an ol' lazybones, loafin' all the day, How you 'xpect to make a dime that way? You'll never make a dime that way, You never hear a word I say! Now when them taters need sprayin', I know you keep prayin' That the bugs fall off o' the vine! And when you go fishin', I know you keep wishin' That the fish won't grab at your line! You're an ol' lazybones, loafin' all the day, Tell me, how you 'xpect to make a dime that way? Oh you'll never make a dime that way, Well look at you! You never heed a word I say! Sleepin' all the day, You a good for nothin' lazybones! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - September 2012)

    


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