Lazy Bones

(Mercer-Carmichael)


Lazy bones
Sleepin' in the sun
How you 'spect to get your day's work done?
You never get your day's work done
Sleepin' in the noon-day sun

Lazy bones
Sleepin' in the shade
How you 'spect to get your cornmeal made?
You never get your cornmeal made
Sleepin' in the evenin' shade

Potatoes need sprayin'
I bet you keep prayin'
Bugs fall over the line
And when you go fishin'
I bet you keep wishin'
The fish won't tug at your line

Hey, lazy bones
Sleepin' all the day
How you 'spect to make a dime that way?
You never make a dime that way
Ah, he never heard a word I say

Potatoes need sprayin'
I bet you keep prayin'
Bugs fall over the vine
And when you go fishin'
I bet you keep wishin'
The fish won't tug at your line

Hey hey hey...

Oh, lazy bones
Sleepin' all the day
How you 'spect to make a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way
Lookie here! He never heard a word I say
Yeah, he never heard a word I say!


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