Are You Havin' Any Fun

Count Basie, Tony Bennett

About Are You Havin' Any Fun

"Are You Havin' Any Fun?" is a song with lyrics by Jack Yellen and music by Sammy Fain. It featured in the Broadway review series George White's Scandals in 1939. A popular recording in 1939 was by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (vocal by Edythe Wright). Elaine Stritch's recording from her 1956 album Stritch featured in a UK advertising campaign on YouTube for P&O Cruises from December 2013. Tony Bennett recorded the song on his 1959 album Strike Up the Band with Count Basie, and this version is featured in the 2012 film Quartet. In 2006 Bennett re-recorded the song for his album Duets: An American Classic as a duet with Elvis Costello. 


Year:
1990
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Hey fellow with a million smackers
And nervous indigestion
Rich fellow, eats milk and crackers
I'll ask you one question
You silly so and so
With all your dough

Are you havin' any fun?
What y'gettin' out o' livin'?
What good is what you've got
If you're not havin' any fun?

Are you havin' any laughs?
Are you gettin' any lovin'?
If other people do,
So can you, have a little fun

After the honey's in the cone
Little bees go out and play
Even the old gray mare down home
Has got to have hay, hey!

You better have some fun
You ain't gonna live forever
Before you're old and gray, feel okay
Have your little fun, son!
Have your little fun!

Why do you work and slave and save?
Life is full of ifs and buts
You know the squirrels save and save
And what have they got, nuts!

Better have a little fun
You ain't gonna live forever
Before you're old and gray, still okay
Have your little fun, son!
Have your little fun!
Are you havin' any fun?

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Count Basie

William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and improvised to accompany silent films at a local theatre in his town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. In 1924, he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1929 he joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City, and played with them until Moten's death in 1935. more »

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Written by: JACK YELLEN, SAMMY FAIN

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