Foolishness since 2007

Foolishness since 2007
Foolishness since 2007

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Straighten Up And Fly Right Up

"Straighten Up and Fly Right" is a 1943 song written by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills and performed by The King Cole Trio.

It was adopted as phrase to improve one's behavior or attitude and perform better. If you want to keep out of trouble, you had better straighten up and fly right. As in Straighten up and fly right or I will send you to the principal.

Preformed by Nat King Cole.

A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air
The monkey thought that everything was on the square
The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off of 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."


(instrumental interlude)


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

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