Swinging on a Star Lyrics

Frank Sinatra

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publisher: ©BOURNE CO.
writers: James Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
album: Track 7 in album Frank Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners
release date: 1964
popularity : 523 users have visited this page.
length: 2:54
lyricist: Johnny Burke
composer: Jimmy Van Heusen

Album Information

label: Reprise Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

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Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners cover art

Lyrics

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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
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 ain't 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
And 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
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

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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Days of Wine and Roses
  • 2 Moon River
  • 3 The Way You Look Tonight
  • 4 Three Coins in the Fountain
  • 5 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  • 6 Secret Love
  • 7 Swinging on a Star
  • 8 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 9 The Continental
  • 10 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • 11 All the Way