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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – OUTER SPACE

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY -OUTER SPACE

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/13/17

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For today’s theme, we are to find songs that mentions outer space, stars, moon, sun, or the universe, in any way.]

Thanks, Helen, for the prompt!

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I’ve posted several songs in the past that have this theme, so I tried to find a different one or two. 🙂

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“Swinging on a Star”, by Bing Crosby, was first performed by him, in 1944. It was featured on the movie, “Going My Way”, and was written by Jimmy Van Heusen, and Johnny Burke. It is from the album, “Selections from Going My Way”.

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“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
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 muleOr 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 pigOr 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 fishA new kind of jumped-up slippery 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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“Stars on the Water,” by Jimmy Buffett, is a cover he did of the song, written by Rodney Crowell. It appeared on Buffett’s albums, “One Particular Harbour” (1983), and “Boats, Beaches, Bars, Ballads (1992).

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By: Rodney Crowell
1981
Down in Louisiana, bayous by and by
Pirogue pole or your natural soul
Keeps you tied to a tree high tide
Beer joint lights come on
And then the crowd starts rollin’ in
Chorus:
Pretty soon you got stars on the water
You got stars on the water
It’s like stars on the water, let it rain
Beaumont to Biloxi
Sea breeze at your door
Gypsy rains, dang hurricanes
White silver sandy shore
“Blue Light” lounge is shinin’
Way out on the view
Chorus:
It looks just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water, let it rain
(guitar instrumental)
When it’s midnight down in Mobile
Moonbeams on the bay
They come from miles around to dance the jukebox down
And dig the good time sounds they play
All across the harbour
Night lights shinin’ in
Chorus:
It looks just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water
Just like stars on the water, let it rain
Chorus:
Pretty soon ya got stars on the water
You got stars on the water
It’s like stars on the water, let it rain
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Lyrics found on A to Z Lyrics
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