Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? The Oscar Peterson Trio

The Oscar Peterson Trio With Respect to Nat cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-7-21
Genre: Jazz
length: 2:28
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 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  • 2 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 3 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 4 Sweet Loraine
  • 5 Unforgettable
  • 6 Little Girl
  • 7 Gee Baby, Aint I Good to You
  • 8 Orange Colored Sky
  • 9 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 10 Calypso Blues
  • 11 (What Can I Say) After I Say I Am Sorry?
  • 12 Easy Listening Blues

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731455748628
    script: Latin