(English translation of the French Lyrics by Mimi Perrin, the leader of the Double Six. The complete lyrics from the BMG/RCA reissue are here.)

DOODLIN' (Horace Silver/Mimi Perrin)

Hey, are you afraid of work, hey, afraid to get up, man you can't get up!
Doodlin', doodlin', doodlin', doodlin'.
You can't, hey chump, you can't spend all your time doodlin', doodlin'.
Doodlin', doodlin', doodlin', doodlin'.
I'm lazy. (You're lazy.)
Hey, I have a backache, every morning you complain.
I'm lazy. (Yeah, I'm lazy.)
Can't you see I'm falling asleep. (Yeah, you're falling asleep.)
I'm lazy
Hit the hay, go turn in, take a snooze, go on.

Benny Bailey's trumpet solo by Mimi Perrin
Hey, I can't get up early. (So what, just sleep.) Yeah, it wears me out to get up in the morning. ( No big deal, just keep snoozing.) Every morning then you gotta take a bath, yeah. ( No big deal, just keep snoozing.) Taking a bath is just exhausting! ( No big deal, just keep snoozing.) At noon you have to work ( No big deal, just keep snoozing.), yeah sure, all the rest, the daily grind, the lousy job, lousy job...

You don't see that you're wastin' your time doodlin.
Slowly?
You don't see you're wastin' your time, all your time?
You're wastin' all your time , man, your time.
No way, no way. You're afraid to get up, yes, no, no way, no way.
So what if you're bright, so what if you're bright...
To not work, to not work, so what if you're bright.
Hey, you're afraid of work, hey you're afraid to get up, hey, you can't get up.
Doodlin', doodlin', doodlin', doodlin'.
You can't, hey chump, you can't spend all your time doodlin', doodlin'.
Doodlin', doodlin', doodlin', doodlin'.
You can't, hey chump, you can't spend all your time doodlin', doodlin'.
Good night, what of it, I'm goin' to bed, OK I'm goin' to bed!
Hey, now I'm goin' to bed, yeah!

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