Monday, April 23, 2012

Two Sleepy People

Hoagy Carmichael
Here is a live guitar/vocal rendition of TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser. We include this song in the set whenever we perform at assisted living facilities and it always brings a smile to the residents. The song was composed in 1938 but kids of every generation seem to enjoy it. It was originally performed by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the 1939 film Thanks for the Memory. Other versions have been recorded by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Fats Waller, Carmen McRae, Carly Simon and many others.

The first version of Two Sleepy People that caught my ear was a luscious recording by Julie London. No one makes the song sexier than she does. I'm a big fan... weren't those photos on her album covers terrific!?

Here is our video with the lyrics below. Enjoy!

Two Sleepy People

Here we are
Out of cigarettes
Holding hands and yawning
Look how late it gets
Two sleepy people by dawn's early light
And too much in love to say goodnight

Here we are
In a cozy chair
Picking on a wishbone
From the Frigidaire
Two sleepy people with nothing to say
And too much in love to break away

Do you remember
The nights we used to linger in the hall?
Father didn't like you at all
Do you remember
The reason why we married in the fall?
To get a bit of rest
And get this little nest

Well, here we are
Just about the same
Foggy little fella
Drowsy little dame
Two sleepy people by dawn's early light
And too much in love to say goodnight 

Thanks again for listening!

1 comment:

  1. Love it you two and also enjoy seeing the lyrics. Thanks and have a great gig tonight.