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SETTIN' BY THE FIRE (Carson Robison) Carson Robison - 1931 Leon Redbone & Merle Haggard - 1994 Jay Ungar & Molly Mason - 2007 Also recorded by: Bud Billings Trio; Garrison Keillor; Clayton Willoughby. Ev'ryone says I'm lazy And it suits me to a tee 'Cause if ev'ryone knows I'm lazy They won't expect so much from me Never had no ambition To be called a millionaire So I never waste my time wishin' In the good ol' rockin' chair Settin' by the fire With my hound dog by my side He ain't got no pedigree But I like him and he likes me Nothin' to worry about Unless the doggone fire goes out Then I throw on a log for me and my dog Settin' by the fire Some people's cravin' keeps them a-slavin' And savin' ev'ry dollar bill And then when they're buried, the kids all get married And start to fightin' over the will But I don't have to grieve About the dough I'm goin' to leave Ain't got a dime to bother my mind Settin' by the fire Holes in my britches don't need no stitches Unless the weather switches 'round And then when it's breezy, I take it easy 'Cause that's a good excuse to sit down I need lots of rest I must've been born tired, I guess But we'll make it up, me and my pup Settin' by the fire Settin' by the fire ++++++++++ As recorded by LEON REDBONE & MERLE HAGGARD: Ev'ryone says I'm lazy And it suits me to a tee 'Cause if ev'ryone knows I'm lazy They won't expect so much from me Never had no ambition To be called a millionaire So I never waste my time wishin' In the good ol' rockin' chair Settin' by the fire With my hound dog by my side We're as happy as the bees I'm toastin' knees, he's scratchin' fleas Nothin' to worry about 'Less the doggone fire goes out Then I'll throw on a log for me and my dog Settin' by the fire Some people's cravin' keeps them a-slavin' Savin' ev'ry dollar bill And then when they're buried, the kids all get married And start to fightin' over the will I don't have to grieve 'Bout the dough I'm goin' to leave I ain't got a dime to bother my mind Settin' by the fire Yes sir, we get along fine Me and this old houn' dog of mine You know, he ain't got no pedigree But I like him and he likes me I know ev'rything is well When the old boy wags his tail He's gettin' to be just about as lazy as me Settin' by the fire Holes in my britches don't need no stitches Unless the weather switches 'round Then when it's breezy, I take it easy That's a good excuse to sit down I need lots of rest Must've been born tired, I guess We'll make it up, me and my pup Settin' by the fire (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2011)

    


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