Lazy Sunday

Small Faces

About Lazy Sunday

"Lazy Sunday" is a song by the English band Small Faces, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1968. It was written by the Small Faces songwriting duo Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, and appeared on the band's 1968 concept album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake and preceded the album as a successful single, despite being released against the band's wishes.


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A-wouldn't it be nice to get on with me neighbours?
But they make it very clear, yhey've got no room for ravers
They stop me from groovin', they bang on me wall
They doing me crust in, it's no good at all, ah
Lazy Sunday afternoon
I've got no mind to worry
I close my eyes and drift away-a
Here we all are sittin' in a rainbow
Gor blimey, hello Mrs. Jones, how's old Bert's lumbago? (he mustn't grumble)
(Tweedle-dee) I'll sing you a song with no words and no tune (twiddly-dee)
To sing in your party while you souse at the moon (oh yeah)
Lazy Sunday afternoon, I've got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift away-a

Root-de-doo-de-doo, a-root-de-doot-de-doy-di
A-root-de-doot-de-dum, a-ree-de-dee-de-doo-dee (doo-doo, doo-doo)
There's no one to hear me, there's nothing to say
And no one can stop me from feeling this way, yeah
Lazy Sunday afternoon
I've got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift away
Lazy Sunday afternoon
I've got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift a-
Close my mind and drift away, close my eyes and drift away

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Small Faces

Small Faces were an English rock and roll band from London. The group was founded in 1965 by members Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston, although by 1966 Winston was replaced by Ian McLagan as the band's keyboardist. more »

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10 facts about this song

"Lazy Sunday" was written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane in 1968 as part of their fourth studio album "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake." They were both members of the British band Small Faces.
The song got inspiration from the band member's life. It was based on the small skirmishes that Steve Marriott and his neighbors in the East End of London would experience.
Unique Sound
The song is especially known for its distinctive Cockney dialect delivery, which sets it apart from other songs of the time and adds to its charm and appeal.
Chart Success
"Lazy Sunday" reached number two in the UK Singles Chart in 1968, making it one of the Small Faces' biggest hits.
Music Video
The original promotional film for the song was shot in New York’s Central Park and features the band members joking around.
Release Controversy
The song was originally never intended to be a single. It got released as a single without the band's consent leading to tensions between the band and their management.
Global Reach
While the song's distinctive sound was born out of East End London culture, its popularity transcended borders.
The success of "Lazy Sunday" led to the band being perceived as a comedy act, much to the distaste of Marriott.
Despite the initial frustration from the band, "Lazy Sunday" remains one of Small Faces' most beloved and recognizable songs.
Later Releases
The song was later included in a number of Small Faces' compilations and has been covered by various artists, proving its lasting influence and popularity.

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