"(Up A) Lazy River" is a popular tune and song by Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin, published in 1930. The melody is by Arodin, arranged and with words modified by Carmichael. It is considered a jazz standard and pop standard, and has been recorded by many artists as listed below. A bit of the song is played by Carmichael in the 1946 Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives.[1] It can also be heard in the 1959 film Hey Boy! Hey Girl!.

Recorded versions


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  2. The King Cole Trio: The MacGregor Years, 1941-1945, Music and Arts Programs of America, Inc.

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Popular culture

The song was stored in music box format in a permanent outdoor display in Cathedral Park under the St. John's Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


Permanent outdoor exhibit of a metal river at Cathedral Park, under the St. John's Bridge in Portland Oregon, installed with music box tune of Hoagy Carmichael's "Up A Lazy River", the year the bridge was dedicated.


Close up of a sign describing exhibit of Drawing on the River at Cathedral Park, under the St. John's Bridge.

See also


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