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Swinging On A Star
Words by Johnny Burke,  Music by Jimmy Van Hausen - 1944
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1944, played for 19 weeks.
 Intro:
G7               G9 C7 F7               F9 Bb            D7(b5)
G7               G9 C7 Cm7            F7 Bb
 Chorus:
Bb                Eb Bb              Eb Bb               Eb Bb
C7 F C7 F7
Bb                Eb Bb             Fm7 Cm7            F7 Bb             D7(b5)
G7               G9 C7 F7               F9 Bb            D7(b5)
G7               G9 C7 Cm7            F7 Bb     (repeat chorus)
Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of Bb. The intro. starts with a G7 chord.
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Intro:
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?
 
Chorus:
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.
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 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.
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?
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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