Nat King Cole - Straighten Up and Fly Right Lyrics

Nat King Cole The King of Sound 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
Hybrid SACD 1
  • 1 Unforgettable
  • 2 Mona Lisa
  • 3 Nature Boy
  • 4 Smile
  • 5 Sweet Lorraine
  • 6 For Sentimental Reasons
  • 7 Tenderly
  • 8 Blue Gardenia
  • 9 A Blossom Fell
  • 10 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 11 Route 66
  • 12 It's Only A Papermoon
  • 13 Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • 14 Too Young
  • 15 For All We Know
  • 16 Answer My My Love
  • 17 Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Tommy Stewart, Pete Murray, Neil Matthew Godfrey, John L. Fahnestock
    album: Track 13 in album The King of Sound
    release date: 2006
    popularity : 25 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz
    styles: Big Band/Contemporary Jazz/Easy Listening
    length: 2:38
    Album Information
    label: Top Music International
    country(area): Europe
    format: Hybrid SACD
    script: Latin