Who Sang Straighten Up And Fly Right? Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander My America cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz
length: 3:36
Some other versions of "Straighten Up And Fly Right"

Lyrics
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
  • 1 Don't Fence Me In
  • 2 Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • 3 Love And Happiness
  • 4 Rock' In Riddim
  • 5 Mack The Knife
  • 6 Summer Wind
  • 7 Honky Tonk
  • 8 Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • 9 Sex Machine (Soul/Yard Meeting)
  • 10 Sexual Healing
  • 11 The River Rolls On
  • 12 Battle Hymn Of The Republic (Glory Hallelujah)

  • Release information
    label: Telarc
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin