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Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

Words & Music by Carl Sigman & Herb Magidson

Recorded by Guy Lombardo, 1950

You work and work for years and years, you’re always on the go;

You never take a minute off, too busy makin’ dough.

Someday, you say, you’ll have your fun when you’re a millionaire --

Imagine all the fun you’ll have in your old rockin’ chair.


Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think;

Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.

The years go by as quickly as a wink --

Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.

You’re gonna take that ocean trip, no matter, come what may;

You’ve got your reservations but you just can’t get away.

Next year, for sure, you’ll see the world, you’ll really get around --

But how far can you travel when you’re six-feet under ground?

Your heart of hearts, your dream of dreams, your ravishing brunette;

She’s left you and she’s now become somebody else’s pet.

Lay down that gun, don’t try, my friend, to reach the great beyond;

You’ll have more fun by reachin’ for a redhead or a blonde.

Repeat Refrain:

You never go to nightclubs and you just don’t care to dance;

You don’t have time for silly things like moonlight and romance.

You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack;

But when you kiss a dollar bill, it doesn’t kiss you back.

Repeat Refrain

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