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Swingin’ on a Star

Writer(s): Johnny Burke / Jimmy Van Heusen
Originally made famous by Bing Crosby in “Going My Way”

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, he kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny and 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
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 ain’t got 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
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
And to fool the people is his only thought, 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
And all the monkeys aren’t in a 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 swinging on a star.

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