Who Sang Straighten Up and Fly Right? Vince Jones

Vince Jones For All Colours cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 5:04
producer: Vince Jones
membranophone: Peter Whitford
engineer: Ross Cockle
tenor saxophone: Wilbur Wilde
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 For All Colours
  • 2 Old for the New
  • 3 Never Let Me Go
  • 4 Party Time
  • 5 Blue
  • 6 All or Nothing at All
  • 7 C'est la vie
  • 8 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 9 Drinking Again
  • 10 Call of the West

  • Release information
    label: Intuition Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 4011687307128
    script: Latin