Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. Nat King Cole Songbook cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004
length: 2:46
vocal: Sammy Davis Jr.
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
CD 1
  • 1 Rambling Rose
  • 2 Unforgettable
  • 3 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 4 Pretend
  • 5 Ballerina
  • 6 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 7 Smile
  • 8 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 9 Route 66
  • 10 For Sentimental Reasons
  • 11 Send for Me
  • 12 Sweet Lorraine
  • 13 The Christmas Song
  • 14 Mona Lisa / Too Young / Nature Boy

  • Release information
    label: Collectors’ Choice Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 617742045529
    script: Latin