Lazy Bones: The Mills Brothers

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  1. Vintage Spins Says:

    What a fun track – written by Hoagy Carmichael, I think.

    • katry Says:

      I know he also has a famous version of this, but I didn’t know he had written it. Thanks!

      • Vintage Spins Says:

        I was only half right, Kat. The lyrics are by Johnny Mercer and the music by Hoagy.

        From Wikipedia:

        According to Carmichael, in an interview, Mercer came into Carmichael’s apartment in New York one day and saw Hoagy “snoozin’” on his couch. Mercer said, “Hoag, I’m gonna write a song called ‘Lazy Bones’.” Carmichael said, “Well, let’s get at it.” They went over to Hoagy’s piano, Johnny said the first line and Hoagy started playing a melody. The song was done in twenty minutes. Both men have agreed on the time in separate interviews.

      • katry Says:

        Wow, all finished in twenty minutes. I can’t imagine that talent.

        You knew part of the story!

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