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Lyr Add: Lazy (Irving Berlin)

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Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Aug 13 - 01:45 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Lazy (Berlin)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 01:45 PM

(Irving Berlin 1923)

Ev'ry time
I see a puppy upon a summer's day
A puppy dog at play
My heart is filled with envy,
That's because
My heart is yearning
To pass the time away
Like that pup,
'Cause I'm all fed up
And tho' it's wrong to be
I long to be:

Lazy, I want to be lazy.
I want to be out in the sun
With no work to be done

Under that awning
They call the sky
Stretching and yawning
And let the world go drifting by.

I want to peep
Through the deep
Tangled wildwood
Counting sheep
'til I sleep like a child would,
With a great big valise full
Of books to read where it's peaceful
While I'm killing time
Being lazy.

Life is short
And getting shorter with each day that goes by
And how the time does fly;
Before you know, it's over.
That's why I'm in such a hurry
To pack my things and fly
To a spot
Where it's nice and hot,
And hear the birdies sing
While I'm being

Lazy, I want to be lazy,...

Sung by Al Jolson in 1924 (youtube), and by Bing Crosby in "Holiday Inn," 1942, and Marilyn Monroe, 1954, "There's No Business Like Show Business."

The sheet music issued by Irving Berlin Inc. is for piano, vocal and 'ukulele. 1923; 1924.

I have not seen the sheet music, so my punctuation may be incorrect.

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