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Monday, June 21, 2010

Lazy Bones

It's summer. It's hot. It's really hot. And we are beginning to slow down a little. Vacations, family visits, and a couple of summer viruses have kept folks away from practice. But we are taking advantage of our slower schedule to try out some new songs. Not everything we try will make it to public performance.

Sometimes it's just fun to play to see what happens. A sure hit? A train wreck? Or we'll think, "What would happen if we change.....?" It's great to have some time to explore what is possible.

Here is a song that we did months ago because it was so simple. It gave our newer players an easy song--one they could feel comfortable playing. We added it to our set list and, to our amazement, it has become a crowd favorite! Two chords for the entire song. Perfect to play when the "lazies" hit.

Lazy Bones
, by Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer, 1933

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  1. Listened all the way through and loved it. Proud to claim Johnny Mercer a fellow Georgian. And it doesn't get much better than Hoagy, does it? You are correct, it IS really HOT.

  2. We love Johnny Mercer songs. We're convinced he must have passed through our neck of the woods on his way to New York!