September 3, 2012

Labor Day Two Track: "Enjoy Yourself"

I was catching up on Facebook and saw a phrase posted up by Patrick O'Neil of Belgian Cafe.
I didn't recognize it- so I looked it up. He was posting the lyrics to "Enjoy yourself."
It first gave credit to the late great Louis Prima, and it was made famous by Guy Lombardo, but originally written in 1949 by Carl Sigman and Herb Magidson.

I say-give it a listen, read the words.
Book that trip, eat that lasagna. Or better yet-eat that lasagna on a roll at Paesanos. 
Bite off more than you can chew.  Eat up every day.
Forget all those poisonous people that shoot verbal venom and weigh you down.
Take in a little Louis and Guy and enjoy the rest of your labor day.   Suz


So a Labor day two-track for you complete with important LYRICS to live by
You’re gonna take that two week trip, no matter come what may. But every year you put it off, you just can’t get away. Next year, for sure you’ll hit the road. You’ll really get around. But how far can you travel when you’re 6 feet underground? Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think. Enjoy yourself while you’re still in the pink. The years go by as quickly as a wink. Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think. You never go to night clubs and you just don’t care to dance. You don’t have time for silly things like moonlight and romance. You only think of dollar bills sat neathy in a stack, but when you kiss a dollar bill it doesn’t kiss you back! Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think. Enjoy yourself while you’re still in the pink. The years go by as quickly as a wink. Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think. Now you love lasagne very much, you like to eat and eat. You won’t eat gubutsu, you’re afraid it’ll break your teeth. You always think you may bite off, more than you can chew. Don’t be afraid, you won’t have teeth when you reach 92! Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think. Enjoy yourself while you’re still in the pink. The years go by as quickly as a wink. Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, It’s later than you think. Enjoy yourself. Don’t be a fool!

Louis Prima


Guy Lombardo

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