Lazy Bones (Paul Robeson)

“Lazy Bones” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Lazy Bones” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Johnny Mercer.
Tune: Hoagy Carmichael.


Lazy bones, sleepin’ in the sun.
How you ’spec’ to get your day’s work done?
Never get your day’s work done
Sleepin’ in the noon-day sun.
Lazy bones, 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 slugs fall off of the vine.
And when you go fishin’,
I bet you keep wishin’
The fish won’t grab at your line.
Lazy bones, loafin’ through the day.
How you ’spec’ to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way.
Well, looky here, he never hears a word I say.

Lazy bones, sleepin’ in the sun.
How you ’spec’ to get your day’s work done?
Never get your day’s work done
Sleepin’ in the noon-day sun.
Lazy bones, 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 slugs fall off of the vine.
And when you go fishin’,
I bet you keep wishin’
The fish won’t grab at your line.
Lazy bones, loafin’ through the day.
How you ’spec’ to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way.
Well, looky here, he never hears a word I say.


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