Tuesday, April 25, 2006


music by Hoagy Carmichael (left)
lyric by Johnny Mercer (right)

Long as there is chicken gravy on your rice, ev'rything is nice.
Long as there's a watermelon on the vine, ev'rything's fine.
You got no time to work, you got no time to play,
Busy doin' nothin' at 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 days work done?
Never get your day's work done, sleepin' in the noon-day 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', I bet you keep prayin' the bugs fall off 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!


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