Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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


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


Oh, 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


Oh, 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 if then 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, everyday 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!



Now, fire this up and sing along:



19 comments:

Michael Jones said...

I've always loved that tune. I have a greater appreciation for it now. (But that kid with eyebrows creeps me out. I hope William Frawley shaves them off.)

Blockade Boy said...

That gave me a helluva chuckle. Thank you.

bitterandrew said...

Beautiful, Bully, simply beautiful.

The Mutt said...

I'm gonna be feeling warm and fuzzy all day. I grew up listening to Burl Ives sing that song. Thanks.

Maxo said...

Nicely done!

Chance said...

Wow, very well put together.

SallyP said...

Heh heh. Oh if only Hawkeye could throw some acid at Iron Man again!

But that was quite lovely.

Scott Tipton said...

That was awesome. Genius.

semanticdrifter said...

I can no longer hear (or read the lyrics to, apparently) that song without thinking of Bruce Willis singing it for timing purposes during a jewel heist in Hudson Hawk. Which is a movie that would have been much better had it featured Captain America.

Elayne said...

One of my favorite kid-songs. I used to have an LP full of them, and I think my brothers and I would sing them over and over. Great work on this, Bully.

Matt Brady said...

Genius. You're awesome, Bully.

Rockie Bee said...

That was great.

Glad I've forgotten about "Hudson Hawk."

Ohhh, now I can't stop re-running a warbling Danny Aillo in my head.

Bahlactus said...

I can't even try to comprehend the time and effort spent on this post -- 'preciate it though!!!

The Doc said...

Nice work, Bully. And I'm glad to know I wasn't the only person thinking of Hudson Hawk during that montage. But I was the only person to enjoy it, apparently.

km said...

Another home run, little stuffed bull. :)

Tom the Dog said...

That was tremendous. I am happy.

All the kids in that video are probably dead now. I am sad.

The Mutt said...

Hawkeye is not a pig. He worships the ladies. And they worship him. Because chicks dig confidence, right babe?

Anonymous said...

I kept stmbling over the "moonbeams in a jar", and then it hit me: this song is really about the Defenders.

Dr. Strange makes a better pig anyway.

Anonymous said...

That was very lovely, Bully.

Thank you.