Who Sang Give Me the Simple Life? Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett Cloud 7 cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harry Ruby, Rube Bloom
release date: 1955
length: 4:14
producer: Mitch Miller
piano: Harvey Leonard
vocal: Tony Bennett
trumpet: Charles Panely
bass: Clyde Lombardi
alto saxophone: Davey Schildkraut
guitar: Chuck Wayne
tenor saxophone: Caesar DiMauro
drums (drum set): Ed Shaughnessy
executive producer: Danny Bennett
composer: Rube Bloom
lyricist: Harry Ruby
I don't believe in frettin' and grievin';
Why mess around with strife?
I never was cut out to step and strut out.
Give me the simple life.

Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant.
Those things roll off my knife;
Just serve me tomatoes; and mashed potatoes;
Give me the simple life.

A cottage small is all I'm after,
Not one that's spacious and wide.
A house that rings with joy and laughter
And the ones you love inside.

Some like the high road, I like the low road,
Free from the care and strife.
Sounds corny and seedy, but yes, indeedy;
Give me the simple life.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Fall in Love Too Easily
  • 2 My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • 3 My Heart Tells Me
  • 4 Old Devil Moon
  • 5 Love Letters
  • 6 My Reverie
  • 7 Give Me the Simple Life
  • 8 While the Music Plays On
  • 9 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  • 10 Darn That Dream