Album: Great American Composers (1924)
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  • [1st verse:]
    Every time
    I see a puppy upon a summer's day
    A puppy dog at play
    My heart is filled with envy
    That's because
    My heart is yearning to pass the time away
    Like that pup
    'Cause I'm all fed up
    And tho' it's wrong to be
    I long to be

    I want to be lazy
    I want to be out in the sun
    With no work to be done
    Under that awning
    They call the sky
    Stretching and yawning
    And let the world go drifting by
    I want to peep
    Through the deep
    Tangled wildwood
    Counting sheep
    'Til I sleep
    Like a child would
    With a great big valise full
    Of books to read where it's peaceful
    While I'm
    Killing time
    Being lazy

    [2nd verse:]
    Life is short
    And getting shorter with each day that goes by
    And how the time does fly
    Before you know, it's over
    That's why I'm
    In such a hurry to pack my things and fly
    To a spot
    Where it's nice and hot
    And hear the birdies sing
    While I'm being Lyrics from a song in Public Domain


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