Lazy Daisy
(Hall music)

"Los Clásicos de Les Luthiers"
Teatro Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NY, USA, 2 de noviembre, 1980.


MM: Raymond Drinkstein had a twin brother, who bore him an astonishing resemblance. His name was Harold and he had lived since infancy in New York. The Drinkstein twins knew very little about each other. The composer had only heard that Harold belonged to the Maffia and Harold had only heard his brother's music. As a result, both of them were highly indignant.
Having decided to effect a reconciliation, Raymon boarded a ship for New York. As the vessel was entering harbor, he commented to the captain, while leaning on the deck: "I would have never imagined New York to be like this." "You're right, sir" answered the captain. "We're getting to Gibraltar."
At last the Drinkstein twins did meet. They recognized each other instantly. The resemblance was so remarkable that during Raymond's entire stay, Harold's bodyguards didn't know whom to protect, Harold's butler didn't know whome to serve, and Harold's wife didn't know... a word of French.
Harold Drinkstein ran a sleazy joint, housing a clandestine strip show, a gambling-den, and an illegal booking parlor. But in actual fact his establishment was only a front used to mask the real source of his fabulous income: hidden at the back was a grocery store.
Raymond Drinkstein composed several music-hall pieces which first saw the light - of night - at his brother Harold's speakeasy. Let's hear one of these, which goes by the name of "Lazy Daisy".


CORO: There's a boy who fell in love one day,
and his music used to sound this way:
Doo - doo- doo - doo

But the lady was a lazy thing
CN: Oh yes!
CORO:Didn't care a dime about the ring
CN: Oh no!
JM: She only wants to linger
She never moves a finger

CN: So this is what he used to sing
CORO: Oh yes!

CORO: Be my Lazy Daisy, you're my perfect set;
be my Lazy Daisy, be my pet.
Don't be mean, cause you're my queen,
come on, move yourself!
Leave your blues, what's the use
of being on the shelf?

Be my Lazy Daisy, doing what you do.
I'm completely crazy, just for you.
But don't forget we have to...
pa pa bap pa parababap bap

Keep your style, you're just fine,
Lazy Daisy of mine.

Pa-pa-bap-pa-pa-ra-pa-bap….

Don't be mean, cause you're my queen,
come on, shake yourself!
Leave your blues, what's the use
of being on the shelf?

Pa-pa-bap-pa-pa-ra-pa-bap….

But don't forget we have to...
pa pa bap pa parababap bap

Keep your style, you're just fine,
be my Lazy Daisy,
keep your style, you're just fine,
Lazy Daisy of mine.

Tad-li-ta-ta Tad-li-ta-ta

Lazy Daisy,
Lazy Daisy.

(pelea de scat entre Acher y Núñez)

But don't forget we have to...
pa pa bap pa parababap bap

Keep your style, you're just fine.
Lazy Daisy of mine,
Lazy Daisy,
Lazy, lazy, Daisy
of mine.
That's all !

 


Esta obra formó parte de los espectáculos:
"Mastropiero que Nunca" (1977)
"Los Clásicos de Les Luthiers" (1980)
"Los Clásicos de EEUU" (1980)
"Recital sinfónico 86" (1986) FdP
"Grandes Hitos" (1992)

Videograbación:
DVD 1 "Mastropiero que nunca"
DVD 3 "Grandes Hitos"

Versión Discográfica:
"Mastropiero que nunca, Vol. 5" (1979)

"Muchas Gracias Mastropiero" (2007)


Formación:

M. Mundstock: Presentación

E. Acher: coro
C. López Puccio: coro
J. Maronna: guitarra - coro
D. Rabinovich: bass-pipe a vara
C. Núñez Cortés: coro

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