Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? The Nat King Cole Trio

The Nat King Cole Trio Straighten Up and Fly Right / I Can’t See for Lookin’ cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1944-4
Some other versions of "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Lyrics
The buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air
The monkey thought that everything was on a 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 of jivin'
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down papa, don't you blow your top

The buzzard told the monkey you are chokin' me
Release your hold and I will 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

Straighten up and fly right
Straighten up and stay right
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down papa, don't you blow your top
Fly right

Tracklist
10" Shellac 1
  • 1 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 2 I Can’t See for Lookin’

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 10" Shellac
    script: Latin