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Lyr Req: Lazy Bones (Mercer, Carmichael)

Coralena 27 Jun 97 - 07:29 AM
kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org 27 Jun 97 - 04:25 PM
Mountain Dog 30 Jun 97 - 01:50 PM
Joe Offer 08 Jul 97 - 03:30 PM
Joe Offer 08 Jul 97 - 03:34 PM
Coralena 10 Jul 97 - 08:20 AM
Suzy 10 Jul 97 - 08:24 AM
Coralena 11 Jul 97 - 04:21 PM
Hokumsheik 05 Aug 12 - 10:11 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 05 Aug 12 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Stan 05 Aug 12 - 02:24 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 05 Aug 12 - 03:17 PM
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Subject: Lazy Bones
From: Coralena
Date: 27 Jun 97 - 07:29 AM

Anyone know of more lyrics to this song? ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Lazy bones, Sleeping in the sun, How do you ever expect to get a days work done, Sleeping in the noon day sun, How do you ever expect to get a days work done. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lazy Bones
From: kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 27 Jun 97 - 04:25 PM

I don't have them at my fingertips, but I do have a version of this song done by Harry Connick, Jr. send me an email to remind me, and I'll listen through and post them to you.


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Subject: RE: Lazy Bones
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 01:50 PM

Dear Coralena,

You might also check out Leon Redbone's version of this great oldie. It's on an early (his first?) album of his on Warner Bros. records and could probably be tracked down at a used record store. As I recall, the same album has his version of "Polly Wolly Doodle", too.

Good luck!


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAZY BONES (Mercer, Carmichael)^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 03:30 PM

Here are the lyrics - I should have guessed it would be a Carmichael - Mercer collaboration. It's a great song. I transcribed it from a 1958 Kay Starr recording on RCA's "Hoagy Carmichael Songbook" CD.

LAZY BONES
Hoagy Carmichael - Johnny Mercer

Lazy Bones, sleepin' in the sun
How do you expect to get your day's work done?
Never get your day's work done
Sleepin' in the noonday sun.

Lazy Bones, sleepin' in the shade
How do you expect to get your corn meal made?
Never get your corn meal made
Sleepin' in the evenin' shade.

[bridge]
When taters need sprayin'
I'll bet you keep prayin'
The bugs fall off of the vine
And when you go fishin'
I'll bet you keep wishin'
The fish won't bite at your line.

Lazy Bones, loafin' through the day
How do you expect to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way
He never heard a word I say.

When taters need sprayin'
I'll bet you keep prayin'
That the bugs fall off of that vine
And when you go fishin'
I'll bet you keep wishin'
That the fish won't bite at your line.

Lazy Bones, loafin' through the day
How do you expect to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way
He never heard a word I say.


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Subject: RE: Lazy Bones
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 03:34 PM

That recording was by Kay Starr, but my typing fingers aren't cooperating today. Hey, how does a person get a line feed around here nowadays? I usually type lyrics into MS Word and then paste into this little box here. How can I make it come out right?
-Joe, in search of another line-
Oh, and I'm still looking for the lyrics to Goin' Home. If somebody finds them, please post.
You come back two years later and fix 'em yerself!
-Joe Offer, July 1999-


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Subject: RE: Lazy Bones
From: Coralena
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 08:20 AM

Thank you All for your help. I'll see if I can't find the Leon Redbone album. I love this place! :)


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Subject: RE: Lazy Bones
From: Suzy
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 08:24 AM

Coralena: I agree. Aren't these the nicest bunch of folks. I look forward to chatting with them every morning. Don't recall seeing your name before . Are you new around here?


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Subject: RE: Lazy Bones
From: Coralena
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 04:21 PM

Suzy: I enjoy visiting here just about every day and have for awhile. If I can help someone I do and some very nice folks here have helped me.I see alot of songs I am not familiar with so there aren't many post from me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lazy Bones (Mercer, Carmichael)
From: Hokumsheik
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 10:11 AM

Does anyone have the original chords for the bridge?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lazy Bones (Mercer, Carmichael)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 10:55 AM

Years ago, I had an album with the old country music legend Hank Snow singing this song. Very nice,too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lazy Bones (Mercer, Carmichael)
From: GUEST,Stan
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 02:24 PM

Finding the chords to the bridge is difficult on line because the good versions want you to pay. Lots of 1st pages but the bridge is usually on page 2. The 1st published key appears to be C and I found this;

|Am/Dm/|Am/Dm/|C/Gdim/|C/C7/|
|F/Eb/|D7/G7/|D7///|G7///|

One beat for each chord and slash.

There is a version by Leon Redbone which he does in A which, transposed to C, goes;

|F/F6|C///|F9/Eb dim/|C///|
|C/B7/|Bb7/A7/|F9/Ab7/|G7///|

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lazy Bones (Mercer, Carmichael)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 03:17 PM

Here are the bridge chords from the music I've got (transposed from D to C).

Mick



F   / F6 /|Fmaj7 / F /|C / G7 /|C Dm7 Ebdim C/E|
F9 / Eb9 /|D7    / G7 /|D9 / / /|G9 G7 G11   G7 |C...


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