Straighten Up and Fly Right Lyrics

Nat King Cole


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Irving Mills, Nat King Cole
album: Track 4 in album 20 Golden Greats
release date: 1978
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length: 2:35
writer: Nat King Cole, Irving Mills

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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

  • 1 Sweet Lorraine
  • 2 Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • 3 Nature Boy
  • 4 Dance Ballerina Dance
  • 5 Mona Lisa
  • 6 Too Young
  • 7 Love Letters
  • 8 Smile
  • 9 Around The World
  • 10 For All We Know
  • 11 When I Fall In Love
  • 12 The Very Thought Of You
  • 13 On The Street Where You Live
  • 14 Unforgettable
  • 15 It's All In The Game
  • 16 Ramblin' Rose
  • 17 Portrait Of Jennie
  • 18 Let There Be Love
  • 19 Somewhere Along The Way
  • 20 Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer