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Lazy

(Bob Nolan)

 

The sun came up this morning

And I lay down in the shade

But somehow the shade moved over.

I should have nailed it down, I’m ‘fraid.

 

Refrain:

Lazy and hazy, the summer days

Make me so lazy, too.

Stretchin’ and catchin’ my share of sleep,

Dreamin’ my work’s all through.

Bluebirds are busy nestin’ near

While I’m so busy restin’ here.

Fishin’ and wishin’ the hours away,

All through the lazy day

 

In an alternate version: Hugh Farr sang the lead vocal part with Bob interjecting comments:

 

(Lloyd: “He’s a good-for-nothin’ lazy rascal. Foghorn! Foghorn!)

 

(Hugh Farr sings the verses:)

Yeah, I’m lazy and hazy,

The summer days make me so lazy, too.

 

(Bob: “Roll him over easy, boys.”)

 

(Hugh)

Stretchin’ and catchin’ my share of sleep,

Dreamin’ my work’s all through.

 

(Bob: “He’s un-industrious.”)

 

(Hugh)

Bluebirds are busy nestin’ near

While I’m so busy restin’ here.

 

(Bob: “Boy, you need a vitamin!”)

 

(Hugh)

Fishin’ and wishin; the hours away,

All through the lazy day.

 

 

 

Using a sleepy tempo and the simplest words, Nolan recreates a hot and drowsy summer afternoon. The song was never commercially recorded but it was popular in their radio shows and was included in both the 1940 Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage" and Teleways Transcriptions. The sheet music was published in "Songs of the Pioneers Folio No. 2", ©1936 by CROSS & WINGE, INC. "Foghorn" was the Sons of the Pioneers' good-natured nickname for Hugh Farr with his deep voice.

 

Recordings:

Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage" 1940 (Bob Nolan solo)

Thesaurus (Bob Nolan solo)

Teleways radio transcription #170 (Hugh Farr solo)

 

Transcriptions

 

"Songs of the Pioneers Folio No. 2", ©1936 by CROSS & WINGE, INC.

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage" (064353)

10-2-4 Time: 1945 04 30 (#514) (64862-01)

Teleways Transcriptions: #20-33-93-122-170-250