Lazybones or "Lazy Bones" is a Tin Pan Alley song written in 1933, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Hoagy Carmichael. Major hit records at the time of introduction included Ted Lewis and Mildred Bailey. Jonathan King's 1971 revival was played on US soft rock stations, earning a position on Billboard's Easy Listening chart. According to Carmichael, in an interview, Mercer came into Carmichaelâ€™s apartment in New York one day and saw Hoagy â€œsnoozinâ€™â€ on his couch. Mercer said, â€œHoag, Iâ€™m gonna write a song called â€˜Lazy Bonesâ€™.â€ Carmichael said, â€œWell, letâ€™s get at it.â€ They went over to Hoagyâ€™s piano, Johnny said the first line and Hoagy started playing a melody. The song was done in twenty minutes. Both men have agreed on the time in separate interviews.
Mercer was a southern boy from Savannah, Georgia,.
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