Track Title:               Swingin' on a Star

Album Title:               Complete Reprise Recordings, disc 7
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra
Arranger:                  Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by:                 Johnny Burke  (Francis J. B.)

Music by:                  Jimmy Van Heusen  (b. Edward Chester Babcock)
Originally made famous by: Bing Crosby     (Harry Lillis C.)
From the Film:             Going My Way  1944 (M)

Lyrics:
        Would you like to swing on a star?
        Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
        And be better off than you are?
        Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long, funny ears
He kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny and his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And, by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

        Or would you like to swing on a star?
        Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
        And be better off than you are?
        Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He's got no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

{instrumental-first 3 lines of chorus}
        Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won't do anything but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool all the people is his only thought
Though he's slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish

                And all the monkeys aren't in a zoo
                Every day you meet quite a few
                So you see, it's all up to you
                You can be better than you are

                You could be swingin' on a star


Transcribed by Ron Hontz
Ronhontz@att.net

}From material submitted by
Larry Henares of the Philippines
larryh@mydestiny.net


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