Up The Lazy RiverWords & Music by Hoagy Carmichael & Sidney Arodin, 1931
Recorded by The Mills Brothers, 1948
Also recorded by Si Zenter, 1961 (#43) and Bobby Darin, 1961 (#14)
E7 Bm7-5 E E7 Up the lazy river by the old mill run, A7 Em7 A AM7 A7 The lazy, lazy river in the noon-day sun, D Am7 D DM7 D7 Linger in the shade of a kind old tree, G Am7 G B7 Throw away your troubles, dream a dream with me. E7 Bm7-5 E E7 Up the lazy river, where the robin's song A7 Em7 A AM7 A7 Awaits a brand new mornin' as we just roll a-long. C C/B A7 G B7 E7 Blue skies up above, ev'-ry-one's in love, C D G G/F# E7 Up the lazy river, how happy we would be, First Time: C D G B7 Up the lazy river with me. Last Time: C C/B Am7 Am7/G D D/C D/B D7 G Am7 alt G Up the lazy riv - er with me.
This is another synthesis arrangement. Though The Mills Brothers 1948 version and Si Zentner's take in 1961, both stick clearly in my memory, this version isn't exactly like either one.