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ADD: Lazybones (Mercer & Carmichael)

leeneia 14 Apr 21 - 01:49 PM
Joe Offer 13 Apr 21 - 12:55 AM
Stewie 12 Apr 21 - 08:17 PM
Steve Shaw 12 Apr 21 - 05:19 PM
Helen 12 Apr 21 - 05:11 PM
Joe Offer 12 Apr 21 - 04:15 PM
Sorcha 10 Jun 01 - 01:16 PM
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GUEST 10 Jun 01 - 09:36 AM
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Subject: RE: ADD: Lazybones (Mercer & Carmichael)
From: leeneia
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 01:49 PM

I bought the lead sheet for this from sheetmusicdirect.com I'm having fun improvising to the jazzy chords notated on it.


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Subject: ADD: Lazybones (Mercer & Carmichael)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Apr 21 - 12:55 AM

Ah, here it is.

LAZYBONES
(Words by Johnny Mercer, Music by Hoagy Carmichael)

Long as there is chicken gravy on your rice,
Ev’rything is nice.
Long as there’s watermelon on the vine,
Ev'rything is fine.
You got no time to work,
You got no time to play,
Busy doin’ nothin’ all the live long day.
You won’t ever change no matter what I say
You’re just made that way.

Lazybones, Sleepin’ in the sun,
How you ‘spec’ to get your day’s work done?
Never get your day’s work done,
Sleepin’ in the noonday sun.

Lazybones, sleepin’ in the shade,
How you ‘spec’ to get your corn meal made?
Never get your corn meal made
Sleepin’ in the evenin’ shade.

When ‘taters need sprayin’,
l bet you keep prayin’
The bugs fall off of the vine
And when you go fishin’
I bet you keep wishin’
The fish won’t grab at your line.

Lazybones, loafin’ thru the day,
How you ‘spec’ to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way
(Well looky here,)
He never heared a word I say!


Published in 1933, the first real hit for Johnny Mercer

Source: Johnny Mercer: The Life, Times, and Song Lyrics of Our Huckleberry Friend by Bob Bach and Ginger Mercer (Secaucus NJ, Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1982) page 34

Hoagy Carmichael recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlOA4Z0AHfw

The vocalist isn't identified. Usually, Hoagy Carmichael played the piano with various vocalists, but he sang of some recordings himself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazybones_(song)

1933 Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O3QYkbDIu8 - with spoken explanation by Hoagy Carmichael.

1933 Ted Lewis recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Msl4fybL4Y

1941 video of Hoagy Carmichael singing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWNoKIrH7ms


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: Stewie
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 08:17 PM

This is my favourite rendition, together with a tribute video to Leon:

Leon Redbone

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 05:19 PM

Paul Robeson sang it beautifully.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O3QYkbDIu8


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: Helen
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 05:11 PM

This is one of my favourite versions:

Louis Armstrong - Lazy Bones


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 04:15 PM

Joe - check lyrics for accuracy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 01:16 PM

Not mad at all, just shagging Animaterra. I haven't looked, but thought this came up only a few weeks ago. No sweat, really.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 11:14 AM

Sorcha darling, I did a Digitrad search for Lazybones and didn't find it. I wasn't thinking- shoulda done a Forum search as well! (what can I say- it was past my bedtime in a stressful month!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 09:36 AM

Sorcha, please don't get over-excited at those of us who are new to Mudcat; you'll find we get the hang of things gradually. i was put off by a response similar to yours when i first tried, and it took me a long time to pluck up the confidence to try again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 11:02 PM

nonononono, not again........Allison, PLEASE search the Cat before you post.........it's here, more than once. TerraWoman, you should know better, so I'll assume you just forgot (grin)

    Note from Joe Offer: The lyrics from Animaterra are very close to the original. Lyrics posted earlier were incorrect. But within the spectrum of "correct," there are many different versions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: GUEST,mechjd@yahoo.com
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 09:58 PM

I can't tell you how much I appreciate this. If I can ever help you, please let me know. Thanks again mechjd


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LAZY BONES
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 09:42 PM

I've got them somewhere; let's see what I can do...

Lazybones, sleeping in the sun,
How you 'spect to get your day's work done?
Never get your day's work done,
Lyin' in the noon day sun.

Lazybones, sleepin' in the shade,
How you 'spect to get your cornmeal made?
Never get your cornmeal made,
Sleepin' in the noon day shade.

When the 'taters need sprayin',
I bet you keep prayin'
The bugs fall off the vine.
And when you go fishin',
I bet you keep wishin'
The fish don't grab at your line!

Lazybones,
Lyin' through the day,
How you 'spect to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way.
You never heard a word I say!


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Subject: LAZY BONES
From: GUEST,mechje@yahoo.com
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 09:26 PM

STILL LOOKING FOR LYRICS FOR LAZY BONES.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAZY BONES (Johnny Mercer/Hoagy Carmichae
From: Quincy
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 05:38 PM

Here you go......

Lazy Bones
(Johnny Mercer/Hoagy Carmichael)

Lazy bones
Sleeping, sleeping in a noon day sun
Tell me, how you spect to get your days work done
Days work done
You'll never get your days work done

Sleeping, lazy bones
Sleeping in a noon day sun
When day's dusk means praying,
I bet you keep praying
That all the bugs fall off the vine

And when you go fishing
I bet you keep wishing
That the fish would never never grab your line
You old lazy bones
Loafin, loafin all through the day
Tell me how you spect to make a dime that way
Dime that way
You'll never make a dime that way

Well look at him, lazy bones
Never hear a word I say
Lazy bones


best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: LAZY BONES
From: GUEST,mechje@yahoo.com
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 05:20 PM

This song goes something like this...lazy bones, a sitting in the sun, how're you going to get your days work done just sitting in the sun, etc.
Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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