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Subject: LYRIC REQ: Up the lazy river
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 05 Aug 98 - 10:00 PM

I am searching for the complete lyrics to a song that has these verses. I don't believe it is folk, but it has a folk feel to it. It has the feel of the 1940's USA to me.

Up the lazy river by the old mill run,
That lazy, lazy river in the new day sun.
While away your cares 'neath a kind old tree.
And dream a dream my baby. Dream a dream of me my baby.

Up the lazy river, where the robin's song,
Awakes a brand new mornin' as we stroll along.
Blue skies up above, everyone's in love.
Up the lazy river, how happy you will be.
Up the lazy river with me.

This could be the entire song, or a reasonable approximation of it, but I am uncertain (and it seems too short). It has floated in my head for over 35 years. It was the theme song for some local TV show in Baltimore. I would like to finish it off, so to speak, having spend so much time with it.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: UP A LAZY RIVER (Hoagy Carmichael)
From: BSeed
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 12:28 AM

Try these:

Up a lazy river by the old mill run,
A lazy, lazy river in the noon day sun,
Linger in the shade of a kind old tree,
Throw away your troubles, dream a dream with me.

Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Awakes a bright new morning as we roll along--
Blue skies up above, everyone's in love,
Up a lazy river, how happy you will be,
Up a lazy river with me.

Roger and I are close in all but the third and fourth lines of the first part, and a word here and there. I guess my version has the couple together overnight (strange, since I learned it in church camp in the 40's)


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQ: Up the lazy river
From: Roger Himler
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 05:59 AM

Thanks BSeed.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQ: Up the lazy river
From: Allan C.
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 07:49 AM

Roger, you may have heard it way back when you were one of Pick Temple's Giant Rangers!


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQ: Up the lazy river
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 03:47 PM

That gem was written in 1931 by Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin. Carmichael and Mitchell Parish wrote "Star Dust" in 1928. I didn't realize those songs were quite so old. Maybe I didn't realize that Joe Offer was quite so old, either. Carmichael lived from 1899-1981, well into the television age, and I remember seeing him on TV when I was a kid, I think.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQ: Up the lazy river
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Date: 06 Aug 98 - 04:33 PM

If you ever get a chance, catch the movie "Copper Canyon". Hoagy's in it. Sings "Ole Buttermilk Sky".

Bob Schwarer


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQ: Up the lazy river
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 05:06 PM

Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer may well be my favorites of the so-called "great" American songwriters of this century. There's a certain simplicity and "down-home" character to their music that I really like. I suppose they really don't measure up to the likes of Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, and Richard Rodgers & Associates; but I really have fun with the music of Carmichael and Mercer.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQ: Up the lazy river
From: jet
Date: 07 Aug 98 - 12:28 AM

The Mills Brothers made this song popular back in the 40s


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