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Bing Crosby - Swinging on a Star

  • Artist: Bing Crosby ( Harry Lillis Crosby Jr.)
  • Also performed by: Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Shari Lewis, Mark Murphy, Big Dee Irwin, Little Eva, Burl Ives, Dave van Ronk, Lena Zavaroni, Maureen McGovern, Rosemary Clooney, Joanie Bartels, Franciscus Henri, Michael Feinstein, Dave McKenna, Maria Muldaur, Tony Bennett, Ruby Braff, Adam Bomb, Susan Johnson, Clare Teal, Andy Wright
  • Translations: German, Greek, Italian, Spanish
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Swinging on a Star

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
 
Submitted by evfokasevfokas on Thu, 23/10/2014 - 11:55
Thanks!

 

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FlopsiFlopsi    Sun, 10/02/2019 - 06:21

Not at all - but tastes are different Wink smile

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Sun, 10/02/2019 - 06:23

That's true I always thought it was a bit of a silly song especially the part about the monkeys 😂

FlopsiFlopsi    Sun, 10/02/2019 - 06:53

Just translated it. It's just a clever way to tell children there are plenty of dumb people around, so don't grow up to be another one of those.

FlopsiFlopsi    Sun, 10/02/2019 - 07:03

Ever thought about where DreamWorks got its logo from?

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