Who Sang Give Me the Simple Life? Julie London

Julie London Julie… at Home cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Harry Ruby, Rube Bloom
Release Date: 1960
Genre: Jazz Pop
Style: Easy Listening
length: 2:04
producer: Si Waronker
vocal: Julie London
engineer: John Kraus
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, indeed-y,
Give me the simple life.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
  • 2 Lonesome Road
  • 3 They Didn’t Believe Me
  • 4 By Myself
  • 5 The Thrill Is Gone
  • 6 You’ve Changed
  • 7 Goodbye
  • 8 Sentimental Journey
  • 9 Give Me the Simple Life
  • 10 You Stepped Out of a Dream
  • 11 Let There Be Love
  • 12 Everything Happens to Me