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(Up A) Lazy River

Original song written and composed by Sidney Arodin and Hoagy Carmichael

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"(Up A) Lazy River"
Song by Louis Armstrong
GenreJazz standard, pop standard
Songwriter(s)Hoagy Carmichael
Composer(s)Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin

(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.[1] It is considered a jazz standard and pop standard, and has been recorded by many artists as listed below.

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Recorded versions

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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.
  • A bit of the song is played by Carmichael in the 1946 Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives.[6]
  • "(Up A) Lazy River" can also be heard in the 1959 film Hey Boy! Hey Girl!.


  1. ^ Red Hot Jazz Archive. "Sidney Arodin (1901-1948)".
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 14th Edition: 1955-2012. Record Research. p. 216.
  3. ^ The King Cole Trio: The MacGregor Years, 1941-1945, Music and Arts Programs of America, Inc.
  4. ^ Chuck Miller (August 24, 2011). "K-Chuck Radio: 1960′s Music Videos, courtesy of the Scopitone". Times Union. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Bob Orlowsky. "Scopitone Archive by Artist: G to L". Scopitone Archive. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  6. ^ IMDB. "The Best Years of Our Lives - Soundtracks".

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