Laurence Wright

Laurence Wright

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Pop - Standards | Preston, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 25   
Member Since: 2012
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

A drifter (cowboy) counts his blessings.

Story Behind the Song

A collaboration deriving from a poem written by Ernie Ford who was well known locally (Bolton, England) for his interest in dialects. After I wrote the melody the lyrics had to be changed considerably but we managed to retain the flavour of the poem.

Broadjam Member Reviews

Good vocals and lyrics

    - Milly

Too Lazy To Die

Verse 1
Ain't got a hat, just got a head
There's folk out there, all think I'm dead
Ain't worried none, 'cos all I got
Is ma' faith in me, and a cookin' pot.

Verse 2
Ain't got no work all I do is play
Mah old guitar I strum all day.
Some say I'm sad but that is fine,
I've done my share on the workin' line

Ain't worried none, oh no not I
I'm as free as the birds in the sky
No I ain't worried, no, no not I
And if death should point its finger I'm.........
Too lazy to die

Verse 3
The world was made, fer folks like me
Who soak the sun and get it fer free.
Ain't got no work ag'in today
I wouldn't have it any other way


Verse 4
Well is it June, or is it May?
I don't care much, time ticks away.
So when time comes that I can play no more
I'll lay me down on the desert floor


Song Length
Country - Cowboy, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Amiable, Relaxed

Subject Matter
Spirituality, Gratitude

Similar Artists
Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Laurence Wright/Ernie Ford
Music Credits Laurence Wright
Producer Credits Laurence Wright
Performance Credits Gorden Geskell (vox) Laurence Wright (band)