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GUEST,Lou Lyr Req: Busy Doing Nothing (Burke, Van Heusen) (40) Lyr Add: BUSY DOING NOTHING (Burke, Van Heusen) 01 Mar 07


From the sheet music (The ending was sung a little differently in the movie):

Busy Doing Nothing
(Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke)

We're busy doing nothing
Working the whole day through
Trying to find lots of things not to do
We're busy going nowhere, isn't it just a crime
We'd (*last time) like to be unhappy, but we never do have the time.

*Coda: better make it snappy, there's another hill to climb
We'd like to be unhappy, but we never do have the time

Verses
I have to watch the river to see that it doesn't stop
and stick around the rose buds, so they'll know when to pop
And keep the crickets cheerful, they're really a solemn bunch
Hustle, bustle, and only an hour for lunch

I have to wake the sun up, he's liable to sleep all day
And then inspect the rainbows, so they'll be bright and gay
I must rehearse the songbirds to see that they sing on key
Hustle, bustle, and never a moment free

I have to meet a turtle, I'm teaching him how to swim,
I have to shine the dew drops, they're looking rather dim
I told my friend the robin, I'd buy him a brand new vest
Hustle, bustle, I wish I could get a rest!


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