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Lyr Req: Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think

GUEST,Louis Lee 05 Feb 02 - 11:23 PM
Sorcha 05 Feb 02 - 11:27 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Feb 02 - 02:21 PM
Desdemona 07 Feb 02 - 02:34 PM
Tiger 07 Feb 02 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Louis Lee 28 Feb 02 - 05:42 AM
masato sakurai 28 Feb 02 - 06:15 AM
GUEST,MCP 28 Feb 02 - 06:59 AM
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Subject: Enjoy Yourself
From: GUEST,Louis Lee
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 11:23 PM

Dear Sirs,

Wuold you please help me to find the lyric of a 40's song "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Feel)".

Thanks a lot!

Yours faithfully,

Louis Lee khlouis@sinaman.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Enjoy yourself
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 11:27 PM

"later than you think", Try clicking here. Is that it?


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Subject: ADDPOP: Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 02:21 PM

This is more complete, and more accurate, I think, than the version linked to above.

Copied fromTom Waits Supplement: Lyrics analysis: It's good to borrow:

ENJOY YOURSELF (IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK)
(Words, Herb Magidson. Music, Carl Sigman. 1948)

You work and work for years and years. You're always on the go.
You never take a minute off, too busy makin' dough.
Someday, you say, you'll have your fun when you're a millionaire.
Imagine all the fun you'll have in your old rockin' chair.

CHO: Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
Enjoy yourself while you're still in the pink.
The years go by as quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.

You're gonna take that ocean trip, no matter, come what may.
You've got your reservations made, but you just can't get away.
Next year, for sure, you'll see the world. You'll really get around.
But how far can you travel when you're six feet underground? CHO.

Your heart of hearts, your dream of dreams, your ravishing brunette,
She's left you and she's now become somebody else's pet.
Lay down that gun. Don't try, my friend, to reach the great beyond.
You'll have more fun by reachin' for a redhead or a blonde. CHO.

You never go to nightclubs and you just don't care to dance.
You don't have time for silly things like moonlight and romance.
You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack.
But when you kiss a dollar bill, it doesn't kiss you back. CHO.

[Recorded by Doris Day, Louis Prima, Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, and by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, with Lucy Ann Polk, vocalist.]


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Subject: ADDPOP: Enjoy yourself
From: Desdemona
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 02:34 PM

I know it from the version by the Specials, circa 1980 or so; I never knew it was written in the '40s!

This is their version:

Enjoy Yourself
Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as you wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

Hello, I'm Terry, and I'm going to enjoy myself first

It's good to be wise when you're young
'Cos you can only be young but the once
Enjoy yourself and have lots of fun
So glad and live life longer than you've ever done
(chorus)

Never right, yes I know
Get wisdom, knowledge and understanding
These three, were given free by the maker
Go to school, learn the rules, don't be no faker
It's not wise for you to be a foot stool
(chorus)

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as you wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as you wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: ENJOY YOURSELF (performed by Guy Lombardo
From: Tiger
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 09:17 PM

C'mon, Jim. There's lots more than that. I thought I posted this a few years ago - maybe not.

Enjoy Yourself — Guy Lombardo
Lyric by Herb Magidson, Music by Carl Sigman
Copyright 1949, Edward H. Morris & Company, Inc.

You work and work for years and years, you're always on the go,
You never take a minute off, too busy makin' dough.
Some day, you say, you'll have your fun when you're a millionaire.
Imagine all the fun you'll have in your old rockin' chair.

    CHORUS (each stanza)
    Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think;
    Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink.
    The years go by as quickly as a wink,
    Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself,
    It's later than you think.

You're gonna take that ocean trip, no matter come what may,
You've got your reservations made, but you just can't get away.
Next year, for sure, you'll see the world, you'll really get around,
But how far can you travel when you're six feet underground?

Your heart of hearts, your dream of dreams, your ravishing brunette,
She's left you and she's now become somebody else's pet,
Lay down that gun, don't try, my friend, to reach the great beyond,
You'll have more fun by reaching for a redhead or a blonde!

You worry when the weather's cold, you worry when it's hot,
You worry when you're doing well, you worry when you're not,
It's worry, worry, all the time, you don't know how to laugh,
They'll think of something funny, when they write your epitaph!

You love somebody very much, you'd like to set the date,
But money doesn't grow on trees, so you decide to wait,
You're so afraid that you may bite off more than you can chew,
Don't be afraid — you won't have teeth, when you reach ninety-two!

You never go to nightclubs and you just don't care to dance,
You don't have time for silly things like moonlight and romance,
You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack,
But, when you kiss a dollar bill, it doesn't kiss you back!

Another birthday's here and gone, you've turned another page,
And suddenly you realize that you've reached middle age,
Just think of all the fun you've missed, it makes you kinda sad,
It's better to have had your wish, than to have wished you had!


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Subject: Enjoy Yourself
From: GUEST,Louis Lee
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 05:42 AM

Dear Sirs,

I would like to find the complete lyric of the 40's song "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)". I prefer the version of Guy Lombardo recorded in 1949. Can you help me?

Thanks a lot!

Louis Lee khlouis@sinaman.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Enjoy Yourself
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 06:15 AM

Is THIS the version you are asking for?

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: ENJOY YOURSELF (IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 06:59 AM

I think this is the version you're looking for:

Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)

  You work and work for years and years, you're always on the go
You never take a minute off, too busy makin' dough
Someday, you say, you'll have your fun when you're a millionaire
Imagine all the fun you'll have in your old rockin' chair

Chorus:
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think!
Enjoy yourself. While you're still in the pink!
The years go by, As quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.

You're gonna take that ocean trip, no matter, come what may
You've got your reservations but you just can't get away
Next year, for sure, you'll see the world, you'll really get around
But how far can you travel when you're six-feet under ground?

Chorus

There's a (small) wav file of the Guy Lombardo version (1 verse & chorus) at Enjoy Yourself

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Enjoy Yourself
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 07:08 AM

Forgot to add Music: Sigman, Words: Herb Magidson (who also wrote the words for The Continental in the Astaire/Rogers Gay Divorcee - the first song to win an Academy Award, 1934)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Enjoy yourself
From: BK Lick
Date: 04 Jul 18 - 07:07 PM

Here's a link to a 2014 essay about this song written by Carl Sigman's son:
Enjoying 'Enjoy Yourself'

And here's the wonderful dance routine setting from Woody Allen's 1996 film:
Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen) - Enjoy Yourself


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Enjoy yourself
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Jul 18 - 09:28 PM

I'm partial to the Louis Prima version.


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