Who Sang Swinging on a Star? The Four Freshmen

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Some other versions of "Swinging on a Star"

Lyrics
Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won't do anything, but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he's slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish
A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin' on a star

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Please Be Kind
  • 2 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
  • 3 At Last
  • 4 I Didn't Know About You
  • 5 Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • 6 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 7 Long Ago and Far Away
  • 8 I've Never Been in Love Before
  • 9 Be Careful It's My Heart
  • 10 It's a New World
  • 11 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  • 12 First Affair
  • 13 I Want to Be Happy
  • 14 Ole Buttermilk Sky
  • 15 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 16 You Make Me Feel So Young
  • 17 Save the Bones for Henry Jones
  • 18 Swinging on a Star
  • 19 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 20 Manana
  • 21 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
  • 22 Aren't You Glad You're You
  • 23 Happy Talk
  • 24 AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

  • Release information
    label: EMI International
    format: CD
    barcode: 724354166723
    script: Latin