Track Title:               High Hopes

Album Title:               Sinatra 80th All The Best - disc 2
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra
Lyrics by:                 Sammy Cahn
Music by:                  Jimmy Van Heusen  (b. Edward Chester Babcock)


Lyrics:
{SPOKEN by Frank} "Have fun now, boys and girls.      Relax."
{unknown SPEAKER} One, two

NOTE: words inside (parentheses) are sung by children only.
        Words in {brackets} are sung by Frank AND children

(Next time you're found with your chin on the ground)
(There's a lot to be learned    so look around)

Just what makes that little ole ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant?
Anyone knows an ant can't
Move a rubber tree plant

        {But he's got hi-i-igh hopes, he's got hi-i-igh hopes}
        {He's got high apple pi-i-ie-in-the-sk-y-y hopes}
        So, any time you're gettin' low, 'stead of lettin' go, just remember that ant
Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
        (Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant)
        {Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant}

(When troubles call and your back's to the wall)
(There a lot to be learned   that wall could fall)

Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram scram
He kept buttin' that dam

{'cause he had hi-i-igh hopes, he had hi-i-igh hopes}
        {He had high apple pi-i-ie-in-the-sk-y-y hopes}
So,  any time your feelin' bad, 'stead of feelin' sad, just remember that ram
Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam
        (Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam)
        {Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam }


{brief instrumental}

{One girl's voice}      (A problem's just a toy balloon, they'll be bursted soon)
(They're just bound to go pop)  {SOUND EFEFCT-"Pop!"}
{Frank chimes in}
Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop
                        (Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop)
                        {Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop}

(Ker-plop!)

Transcribed by Ron Hontz
Ronhontz@att.net

And a special version used for Jack Kennedy's 1960 Presidential election campaign:

Jack Kennedy
HIGH HOPES

Everyone is voting for Jack
'Cause he's got what all the rest lack
Everyone wants to back --Jack
'Cause he's got high hopes
He's got high hopes
Nineteen Sixty's the year for his high hopes.
Come on and vote for Kennedy
Vote for Kennedy
And We'll come out on top!
Oops, there goes the opposition - ker -
Oops, there goes the opposition - ker -
Oops, there goes the opposition - KERPLOP!

K--E--DOUBLE N--E--D--Y
Jack's the nations' favorite guy
Everyone wants to back --Jack
Jack is on the right track.
'Cause he's got high hopes
He's got high hopes
Nineteen Sixty's the year for his high hopes.
Come on and vote for Kennedy
Vote for Kennedy
Keep America strong.
Kennedy, he just keeps rollin' - a -
Kennedy, he just keeps rollin' - a -
Kennedy, he just keeps rollin' along.

Thanks to Patricia, Lenny, and Sharon for this special JFK lyric.
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