Hugh Laurie - The Weed Smoker's Dream Lyrics




Sitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
Can't make no money giving your stuff away
Why don't you do right, like the millionaires do
Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

Fay's a betting woman, she bets on every hand
She's a tricky mother for you, everywhere she lands
Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

May's a good looking frail, she lives down by the jail
On the back though she got hot stuff for sale
Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

Sitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
can't make no money giving your stuff away
Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
Put your stuff on the market and make a million too
Put your stuff on the market and make a million... too





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  1. MrCrow Man

    Great song

  2. Judy Blaine

    Absolutely

  3. durrell levy

    Big respect to the Harlem Hamfats, for making this music possible. Great version.

  4. dano elmucho

    This hits me right in the hea.... nevermind...

  5. Timothy Sutton

    4:20 MMMM

  6. Rafael Junqueira

    I don't know who this May Chameleon is, but putting a person on the market seems just wrong to me.

  7. user9727653

    Nice one. Is this a cover/reimagination of Joe Mcoy's Why Dont You Do Right? Sounds partly like that.

    Amy Agrest

    This is the original, released in 1936. Why Don't You Do Right was the remake released in the 40s

  8. o h

    jessica rabbi- *gets stabbed*

  9. Elena Häkkinen

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🎼❤️🎹

  10. Kami Kazze

    Hugh laurie ft Jessica Rabbit

  11. Benjabola

    What instrument did Hugh Laurie play in this?

    Tyler Jenne

    Piano ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqv1cvNBiaA

  12. Connor Duggan

    Hugh Laurie’s piano work and Gaby Moreno’s vocals are absolutely chilling. Such a beautiful piece of music.

  13. Elidoransgar

    Well, I must say that I find this rather delicious. I worry, however, that I won't get the full effect of the song if I don't first partake of some of the titular weed that jazz men are so fond of. Therefore, let me see if I understand the procedure correctly... ***lights fat joint***

  14. Ariel Manzanelli

    Placer para mis oídos.Beautiful song

  15. Stephen Rudolph

    Unfortunately, full credit for the vocal is NOT given to Gaby Moreno. That's just BS!

  16. samuel rakesh

    Differential diagnosis people

  17. Vicki Shaw

    who is the female voice?

    Chris Lee

    Vicki Shaw gaby moreno

  18. Valerie Vance

    No shyt...

  19. Bryant Diesel

    Duuvvvallllll!2018 I'm ready for 2019😎💰

  20. linda burleson

    Why can I only like this once?

  21. Daniel Longworth

    This song is 1 second away from being the perfect length for the title ;)

  22. Panos G

    x1:25 sounds way better

  23. Dan Thee Man

    Sah dude

  24. Marie

    this song is so fucking fabulous i cant believe only 3,300 likes

  25. Kaylee de Swardt

    Sitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
    Can't make no money giving your stuff away
    Why don't you do like, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

    Face of a betting women, she bets on every hand
    She's a tricking modafunkyou everywhere she lands 
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

    May's a good looking frail, she lives down by the jail
    On the back though she got hot stuff for cell
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

    Sitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
    can't make no money giving your stuff away
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million, too

  26. Marguerita679

    Greatest from Greece!!! Wonderful music amazing song!!!

  27. Coocum22

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  28. jidrm

    Sitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
    Can't make no money giving your stuff away
    Why don't you do like, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

    Face of a betting women, she bets on every hand
    She's a tricking modafunkyou everywhere she lands
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

    May's a good looking frail, she lives down by the jail
    On the back though she got hot stuff for cell
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too

    Sitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
    can't make no money giving your stuff away
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million, too

  29. DJMARIOE

    NOTHING TO DO WITH WEED . ITS ABOUT PROSTITUTION

  30. Kerem Demirsoylu

    IT IS 4:'20 MANN

  31. cristian haraga

    Sitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
    Can't make no money giving your stuff away
    Why don't you do right, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million tooFay's a betting woman, she bets on every hand
    She's a tricky mother for you, everywhere she lands
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million tooMay's a good looking frail, she lives down by the jail
    On the back though she got hot stuff for sale
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million tooSitting on a million, sitting on it everyday
    can't make no money giving your stuff away
    Why don't you do now, like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million too
    Put your stuff on the market and make a million... too

  32. thewaywardpoet

    This song right here is the reason I go to jazz music whenever I get high. I realize that most of my friends immediately go to the obvious choices (i.e. classic rock, reggae, and even R&B,) but for me, jazz is the ultimate pot-smoking soundtrack. It just doesn't get any better than a reefer (or edible) and some of the finest music on earth. :)

    Yash Bhosale

    That's nice and all but this is blues...

    James Holmes

    @Armaan Nayar I like a bunch of stuff that people I'm regularly around dislike, however, It's just stuff that I'm interested in or enjoy. Has nothing to do with conformity or non-conformity. That's just some bs people spout when they're desperate to find a way to discredit someone's interests😂 So does that make you the silly "conformist" or would you agree that you simply enjoy what you enjoy?

    Robert Sorrell

    Jazz and bud cant get any better then that

    Paulina Torres

    I feel you 💕

    Julie Tardos

    There's a reason it's called jazz cabbage.

  33. jel - see

    Someone please tell me this sounds like Jessica Rabbit

  34. Emilaremi

    Sittin' on a million
    Sittin' on it every day
    Can't make no money givin' your stuff away
    Why don't you do right
    Like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market
    And make a million too
    Fay's a betting woman
    She bets on every hand

    She's a trickin' mother for you everywhere she land
    Why don't you do now
    like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market
    And make a million too


    May's a good lookin' frail
    She lives down by the jail
    On her back though she got hot stuff for sale
    Why don't you do now
    like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market
    And make a million too

    Sittin' on a million
    Sittin' on it every day
    Can't make no money giving your stuff away
    Why don't you do now
    Like the millionaires do
    Put your stuff on the market
    And make a million too
    Put your stuff on the market
    And make a million too

  35. Suzanne Glad

    This man amazes me---seems there's nothing he can't do well.

  36. George Mopo

    ΚΑΥΛΑ

  37. Giuseppe Ladisa

    Piano similar to The Crave, from "The legend of 1900"

  38. BlackFriday cheyenne

    Hugh is good at the piano :)

  39. sweet2def

    Smooth....

  40. fuzzyallan

    "The Weed Smoker's Dream" from "Didn't It Rain" (2013) Hugh Laurie; with Gaby Moreno vocals, and the Copper Bottom Band

  41. Snoot City

    Sounds similiar to 'peggy lee's -why don't you do it right?'

    sofia ortiz nilo

    This is the original version, then it was recorded by lillian green with some changes and then by peggy lee

    David Hepner

    The original was recorded by Harlem Hamfats. Their most recognizable work may be the modern jazz tune "Why Don't You Do Right?", written by Joe McCoy and included on their 1936 record under the title "The Weed Smoker's Dream". The song contains numerous references to drugs. The lyrics were later changed and the tune refined. Lil Green recorded it as "Why Don't You Do Right", a song about a conniving mistress and her broke lover, in 1941, and it was later recorded by Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.

  42. Pixie Bratski

    I'd love for Jolie Holland to sing this song. Wonderful interpretation.

  43. Jaime Bou

    Perfect

  44. narutoalmalki

    3li mu5bar?😢

  45. Rare Unreleased

    Harlem Hamfats

  46. Manuel Almonacid

    Simplemente exquisito

  47. Golden_Wolf Gaming

    Haha 420

  48. Nancy Allen

    Makes me wanna roll a fattie and just lie back 'n listen.

    Bonzo McDuffy

    saaaaaad face.... me too.... poop.

  49. Chris Whitehouse

    Im here from 'Why Don't You'. I thought that was the original, obviously not!

  50. jcuhna

    Trumpet steals the show. Girl runner up ;-)

    thyamelate

    +jcuhna I would reverse the order, but still, that's a fine sound outta that horn

    Doğa Pamuk

    I think it’s alto sax isn’t it?

    jason morgan

    1dt solo is a trombone 2nd is a soprano sax

  51. GoGoS Veng

    Song is 4:20 long :P

    Carl Thomas Williams Jr.

    @Diego Henriquez What do you mean?

    ThaT Guy

    @Carl Thomas Williams Jr. 420 blaze it much ??

    Emil Muratspahić

    @Carl Thomas Williams Jr. Somebody is not smoking here XD

    o h

    @Carl Thomas Williams Jr. I pity your life if you have no idea what 420 is lmaO-

  52. Juliana Jaimes

    fascinante.....

  53. Ian Linn

    Nice! Is House playing the keys?

    Yaser Sharifeh

    @Ian Linn Yes Hugh Laurie is playing the piano

  54. linh ng

    Why isn't there hugh's voice in here? :/

    Yaser Sharifeh

    @Linh Nguyen He's playing the piano, the song needed a females voice, its from a wife's perspective.

  55. mooshibe

    Brilliant! Thanks.

  56. Rice

    3:48 kills me

  57. Natasha Hill

    What I'd give to meet Hugh Laurie...totally in love with this tune.

  58. Miranda adnariM

    I love this; It's just so good. I have no criticism for this at all.

  59. smthnss

    wow, hugh has a very versatile voice

    ShaddyCrunchum

    123stripes
    Right?

    Margo Mason

    Yeah right...

  60. Aitor Molina

    The song reminds me of Jessica Rabbit.

    LittleTeaLeaf

    yea it really does

    TheNamesMrChrist

    @Aitor Molina And for good reason. Weed Smokers Dream was originally recorded by the Harlem Hamfats, and was later refined by Kansas McCoy into Why Don't You Do Right, which was recorded by Lil Green in the early 40s. Which in turn, is the song that Jessica Rabbit sings in the bar scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. :) Always preferred the Peggy Lee version though myself.

    Stronglime

    Lovin' you for telling me this.
    I watched that movie like 7 times as a kid and don't remember anything, but this seemed /VERY/ familiar.

    Robert Sorrell

    I thought i was alone in thinking that

  61. rustamojo

    who's the singer? the woman

    BrandonAmadeus Lee

    @Mynor Engel
    gracias, ni idea quien sea pero tene una voz hermosa

    Mynor Engel

    Es un placer contestar tu pregunta Amadeus! :)

    BrandonAmadeus Lee

    gracias :
    )

    Mynor Engel

    You're welcome!

    derenrics

    @rustamojo Gaby Moreno

  62. OlegBardo

    Вещь!

  63. Cynthia Jameson

    Seven peeps need their ears checked out.  

  64. Zantria Alanti

    Nice voice of  Gaby

  65. Lisa O

    Damn, the man can sing and play. A welcomed surprise. Loving all this!

  66. FauxVirologic

    I always heard "Fate' s a betting woman"

  67. Kerem Erboke

    soo southern voice and excellent performance...

  68. Alex Supertramp

    When you open the vid --> 4:20
    When it starts --> 4:18.... ;))

    Himanshu Vora

    Yeah I see 4:20 first then it becomes 4:19.

  69. Bill Hudson

    Never listend to this song because of it's name, don't like drugs or that style of life, than I realized it's the original "Why don't you do right" from the 30's... needless to say I'm loving this song :P

    Luca

    Lol "Lifestyle". A myriad of people smoke weed, it's some monolithic group. Same as how different people drink alcohol and they all do it differently and to different degrees. It's a shame you missed out on this song until recently because of such a silly concept.

    A J W

    get over yourself

    Chris Lee

    Cool story bro

  70. Leonardo Baptista

    insane song!

  71. Jason Warner

    just saw Hugh in concert and met him afterwards.  Funny, brilliant, and friendly.  This song in particular was my fav of the night!!!!

    Paja

    how did you manage to meet him? I'm seeing him tomorrow so I wish to know if I have a chance to meet him too!

    Lisa O

    Glad to read he's a good guy & he socialized with you. That's cool!

  72. Flori Janet

    GREAT!!!!

  73. Diederik Hilven

    Inject heroin?

  74. Ilona Niemtschke

    saw you and the Copper Bottom Band at the " Kes " in PA , loooooved the show .This was my favorite song :)

  75. Martin Šebesta

    Let's go high!

  76. lcmv

    hearing this song live was the experience of a lifetime tbh

  77. Author Lindsay Mead

    I love this version, but I keep mixing the lyrics up with 'Why Don't You Do Right'.

  78. chris cooney

    Dude. You're.. My lord you're not that bright are you?

  79. Emrah Oztoprak

    SINGER'S NAME IS GABY MORENO. YOU'RE WELCOME

  80. Pedro Samayoa

    who´s the girl who sings here?

  81. Vítek Černý

    4:20 .. a coincidence?

  82. Jhona

    Let's go to smoke! and make a millions too

  83. Jhona

    Coffee?

  84. HitWhitwood

    It's not ironic at all. I'd say it's spot on.

  85. holrin29

    Blues dance?

  86. loicongena

    Her voice is just so perfect!!

  87. kRussade

    Watching Dr House?

  88. kook1028

    The irony in the time length to this song is great hahaha

  89. kevin g

    my wife put this on as I was smoking one :)

    Martín Ferrer

    valorate her as nothing you did before

    soaringvulture

    @Martín Ferrer I tried to valorate my wife but she got all huffy about it.

  90. Roberto Rosila

    It would be 4mins and 20 seconds long. 4:20

  91. Emily Pike

    I don't know if anyone noticed but I'll gladly point it out! '' The Weed Smokers Dream'' Then if you look at how long the song is ;)

  92. STEPHiiE.

    SO GOOD. ♥

  93. chsxtian

    4:20 is cannabis time

  94. MrJanoPan

    i dont get it, but i want to :D be so kind and tell me

  95. Ville Mäkelä

    I think it's not a coincidence that the track times 4:20

  96. Ari Ferrari

    Why Don't You Do Right?" first appeared in 1936 as "The Weed Smoker's Dream", composed by McCoy and recorded by his band, the Harlem Hamfats. The song was subtitled "Why Don't You Do Now" on the original release. McCoy later rewrote the song, refining the composition and changing the lyrics entirely. The new tune was titled "Why Don't You Do Right?" and was recorded by Lil Green in 1941 (with guitar played by Big Bill Broonzy). The recording was an early jazz and blues hit.

  97. ludditecanuck

    What's the chronology-did Why Don't You Do Right Like Some Other Men Do come first, or the original of this one?