Up The Lazy River

Words & 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.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.