Straighten Up and Fly Right Lyrics

Nat King Cole


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Tommy Stewart, Pete Murray, Neil Matthew Godfrey, John L. Fahnestock
album: Track in album The Nat King Cole Story
release date: 1961-3-22
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band/Contemporary Jazz/Easy Listening
length: 2:37
producer: Lee Gillette
conductor: Ralph Carmichael
piano: Nat King Cole
vocal: Nat King Cole
writer: Nat King Cole, Irving Mills

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Nat King Cole The Nat King Cole Story 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


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 2 Sweet Lorraine
  • 3 It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • 4 (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66!
  • 5 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • 6 The Christmas Song
  • 7 Looking Back
  • 8 Non dimenticar
  • 9 Paradise
  • 10 Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
  • 11 Ay, Cosita Linda
  • 12 Wild Is Love
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Nature Boy
  • 2 Lush Life
  • 3 Calypso Blues
  • 4 Mona Lisa
  • 5 Orange Colored Sky
  • 6 Too Young
  • 7 To the Ends of the Earth
  • 8 Night Lights
  • 9 Ballerina
  • 10 Stardust
  • 11 Send for Me
  • 12 St. Louis Blues
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Unforgettable
  • 2 Somewhere Along the Way
  • 3 Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
  • 4 Pretend
  • 5 Blue Gardenia
  • 6 I Am in Love
  • 7 Answer Me, My Love
  • 8 Smile
  • 9 Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
  • 10 The Sand and the Sea
  • 11 If I May
  • 12 A Blossom Fell