Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? George Benson

George Benson Inspiration (A Tribute to Nat King Cole) cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013-6-4
length: 3:06
arranger: Randy Waldman
Some other versions of "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Lyrics
A buzzard took monkey for a ride in the air
The monkey thought that everything was on the square
The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back
But 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 in jivin'
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top.
The buzzard told the monkey "You're chokin' 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 so touching but it sounds just 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.
(instrumental interlude)

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
CD 1
  • 1 Mona Lisa
  • 2 Just One of Those Things
  • 3 Unforgettable
  • 4 Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
  • 5 When I Fall in Love
  • 6 Route 66
  • 7 Nature Boy
  • 8 Ballerina
  • 9 Smile
  • 10 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 11 Too Young
  • 12 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  • 13 Mona Lisa

  • Release information
    label: Concord Music Group
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 888072342682
    script: Latin