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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 12:15 AM
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A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air
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 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 in jivin'?
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top.

The buzzard told the monkey,
You're chokin' 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 so touching, but it sounds
jes' 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.

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

Fly right!
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 12:27 AM
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1. Oy! I learned a tap dance to this song...
in college. How freakin' stupid did I look? Not quite as stupid as the psych professor in my class ... but I admire him for trying!
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 12:39 AM
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2. It's one of my standards
When I was in great voice, in high school, it was the 80's and no one was singing swing... now, I like singing it to my child, who giggles at it!
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FreedomFry Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 12:44 AM
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3. That was Air Force One, wasn't it?
The buzzard taking the chimp for a ride, I mean.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 12:45 AM
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4. Yep, 'cept I keep thinking
of Cheney as the buzzard....
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FreedomFry Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 12:57 AM
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5. Now you're talkin'!
I love Nat King Cole's version of that song.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 01:27 AM
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6. Love that song!
:thumbsup:
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