Words:Irving Berlin
Music:Irving Berlin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe
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Track Title:               Lazy

Album Title:               Irving Berlin Songbook, disc 8
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Paul Weston
Producer:                  Norman Granz

Written by:                Irving Berlin     (b. Israel Balin)
Orchestra:                 Paul Weston
From:                      1924

[1st verse:]
Ev'ry time
I see a puppy upon a summer's day
A puppy dog at play
My heart is filled with envy
That's because
My heart is yearning to pass the time away
Like that pup
'Cause I'm all fed up
And tho' it's wrong to be
I long to be

I want to be lazy
I want to be out in the sun
With no work to be done

Under that awning
They call the sky
Stretching and yawning
And let the world go drifting by

I want to peep
Through the deep
Tangled wildwood
Counting sheep
'Til I sleep
Like a child would

With a great big valise full
Of books to read where it's peaceful
While I'm
Killing time
Being lazy

[2nd verse:]
Life is short
And getting shorter with each day that goes by
And how the time does fly
Before you know, it's over
That's why I'm
In such a hurry to pack my things and fly
To a spot
Where it's nice and hot
And hear the birdies sing
While I'm being

(Variant as performed by Marilyn Monroe:)

(here we go!)
No sorry,not tonight 
(that was quick!).
Shhh! Yes? 
No,it's just that I'm languid.
(Well,how do you do?It's nice to know ya).
Physically I'm in pretty good shape 
(brother,you could say that again!)
It's my attitude that's passive,
you know you're the only one I love 
(that's all, he's hooked).
Bye now 
(bye now)
(where are we again?)
No sorry,not tonight 
(she's languid).
No,it's just that I'm supine 
(that's avoided-I know).
Physically I'm in pretty good shape 
(see? she did say it again).
But mentally I'm comatose 
(quick boy, the dictionary!)
You know you're the only one I love! 
(new fish, same hook)
Bye now 
(bye now).
(She won't get up,she won't go out, baby! what's it all about?
Well,in simple english I'm lazy,I wanna be lazy,
I long to be out in the sun, with no work to be done. 
under that awning they call the sky,
stretching and yawning, and let the world go drifting by,
I wouldn't peep through the deep tangled wildwood,counting sheep,
'till I sleep like a child would,
with a great big valise full of books to read, where it's peaceful.
While I'm killin' time, being lazy.
Wrong number,wrong number..
Oh Sam,you're sweet!
With a great big valise full of books to read,where it's peaceful.
While I'm killin' time, being lazy!
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