Swinging on a Star Lyrics

Bing Crosby


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jimmy Heusen-Van, Johnny Burke
album: Track 2 in album Don't Fence Me In
release date: 2000
popularity : 3561 users have visited this page.
length: 6:31
lyricist: Johnny Burke
composer: Jimmy Van Heusen

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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 but 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

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 fish?

A fish won't do anything, but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And 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 the zoo
Everyday you'll 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

Track Listing

  • 1 Swinging On A Star
  • 2 Pennies From Heaven
  • 3 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
  • 4 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
  • 5 Just One More Chance
  • 6 I Can't Begin To Tell You
  • 7 I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams
  • 8 Dinah
  • 9 You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
  • 10 Too Marvellous For Words
  • 11 Out Of Nowhere
  • 12 Sunday, Monday Or Always
  • 13 Moonlight Becomes You
  • 14 It's Been A Long, Long Time
  • 15 Don't Fence Me In
  • 16 Please
  • 17 It's Easy To Remember
  • 18 Three Little Words
  • 19 I'll Be Seeing You
  • 20 A Hit Time In The Town Of Berlin
  • 21 Now Is The Hour
  • 22 White Christmas