Give Me The Simple LifeWords & Music by Harry Ruby & Rube Bloom
Recorded by Julie London, 1959
Em7 A7 D B7 I don't believe in frettin' and grievin'; C#m7-5 F#7 Bm D7 Why mess around with strife? G Gm D Bm7 I never was cut out to step and strut out. E7 Em7 A7 Give me the simple life. Em7 A7 D B7 Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant. C#m7-5 F#7 Bm D7 Those things roll off my knife; G Gm D Bm7 Just serve me tomatoes; and mashed potatoes; E7 A7 D Give me the simple life. Bridge: Em7 A7 D A cottage small is all I'm after, Em7 A7 D Not one that's spacious and wide. C#m7-5 F#7 Bm A house that rings with joy and laughter E7 Em7 A7 And the ones you love inside. Em7 A7 D B7 Some like the high road, I like the low road, C#m7-5 F#7 Bm D7 Free from the care and strife. G Gm D Bm7 Sounds corny and seedy, but yes, indeed-y; E7 A7 D Give me the simple life.