Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye A Tribute to the Great Nat King Cole cover art

Some other versions of "Straighten Up and Fly Right"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Tommy Stewart, Pete Murray, Neil Matthew Godfrey, John L. Fahnestock
release date: 1965-11-1
genres: Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Ballad/Vocal/Soul
length: 2:25
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



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nature Boy
  • 2 Ramblin' Rose
  • 3 Too Young
  • 4 Pretend
  • 5 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 6 Mona Lisa
  • 7 Unforgettable
  • 8 To the Ends of the Earth
  • 9 Sweet Lorraine
  • 10 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 11 Send for Me
  • 12 Calypso Blues

  • Album Information
    label: Tamla
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin