Swinging On A Star
Words:Johnny Burke
Music:Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed By:  Bing Crosby (1944), Frank Sinatra
Copyright:Unknown
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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.

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.
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