Straighten Up and Fly Right Lyrics

John Pizzarelli


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Tommy Stewart, Pete Murray, Neil Matthew Godfrey, John L. Fahnestock
album: Track 14 in album Dear Mr. Cole
release date: 1995-2-14
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Swing/Soul-Jazz/Contemporary Jazz
length: 5:10
piano: Benny Green
lead vocals: John Pizzarelli
double bass: Christian McBride
guitar: John Pizzarelli

Cover Art

John Pizzarelli Dear Mr. Cole cover art
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The buzzard took the monkey for a ride in the air
The monkey thought that ev'rything was on the square
The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back
The monkey grabbed his neck and said, "Now, listen, Jack
Straighten up and fly right, straighten up and fly right
Straighten up and fly right, cool down papa, don't you blow your top
Ain't no use in divin'. What's the use of jivin'?
Straighten up and fly right, cool down papa, don't you blow your top"
The buzzard told the monkey, "You're choking me
Release your hold and I'll set you free"
The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eye and said
"Your story's touching, but is sounds like a lie"
Straighten up and fly right, straighten up and stay right
Straighten up and fly right, cool down papa, don't you blow your top


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Style Is Coming Back in Style
  • 2 (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?
  • 3 Little Girl
  • 4 You Must Be Blind
  • 5 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 6 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 7 September Song
  • 8 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 9 Nature Boy
  • 10 This Way Out
  • 11 Too Marvelous for Words
  • 12 Route 66
  • 13 Sweet Lorraine
  • 14 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 15 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 16 Love
  • 17 Unforgettable
  • 18 Portrait of Jenny