Give Me The Simple Life

Song Author Harry Ruby og Rube Bloom Lyrics by: Harry Ruby og Rube Bloom Performer: Julie London Submitted by: Anonymous
I d[Em7]on't bel[A7]ieve in f[D]rettin' and gr[B7]ievin';
[C#m7-5] Why mess ar[F#7]ound with s[Bm]trife?[D7]    
I n[G]ever was [Gm]cut out [D]to step and s[Bm7]trut out.
[E7]Give me the s[Em7]imple [A7]life.

[Em7]Some find it p[A7]leasant d[D]ining on p[B7]heasant.
[C#m7-5]Those things [F#7]roll off my k[Bm]nife; [D7]    
Just s[G]erve me tom[Gm]atoes; a[D]nd mashed po[Bm7]tatoes;
[E7]Give me the s[A7]imple l[D]ife.

A [Em7]cottage s[A7]mall is a[D]ll I'm after,
[Em7]Not one that's s[A7]pacious and w[D]ide.
A [C#m7-5]house that [F#7]rings with [Bm]joy and laughter
And the [E7]ones you l[Em7]ove ins[A7]ide.   

[Em7]Some like the [A7]high road, [D]I like the [B7]low road,
[C#m7-5]Free from the [F#7]care and st[Bm]rife. [D7]    
Sounds [G]corny and s[Gm]eedy, b[D]ut yes, in[Bm7]deed-y;
[E7]Give me the s[A7]imple l[D]ife.

I don't believe in frettin' and grievin';
[C#m7-5] Why mess around with strife?
I never was cut out to step and strut out.
Give me the simple life.

Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant.
[C#m7-5]Those things roll off my knife;
Just serve me tomatoes; and mashed potatoes;
Give me the simple life.

A cottage small is all I'm after,
Not one that's spacious and wide.
A [C#m7-5]house that rings with joy and laughter
And the ones you love inside.

Some like the high road, I like the low road,
[C#m7-5]Free from the care and strife.
Sounds corny and seedy, but yes, indeed-y;
Give me the simple life.


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