Please enjoy my drawings and also listen to the songs. – Fred
Please enjoy my drawings and also listen to the songs. – Fred

Swinging on a Star

1944 Jimmy Van Heusen / Lyrics by Johnny Burke

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

Favorite Recordings

Bing Crosby
Frank Sinatra