Would You Like To Swing On A Star

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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
He 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.

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
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A new kind of jumped up slippery fish.

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
Everyday you see quite a few
So you see it's all up to you,
You could be better than you are
You could be swinging on a star.

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huba suba, Mongolia

26 November 2016 at 8:31pm

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Cameron, Cook Islands

24 October 2016 at 7:07am

I am so grateful for your blog post.Much thanks again. Cool.

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Nate, United States

28 June 2016 at 3:38pm

My mother used to sing me this song to make me go to sleep when I was young (I honestly don't remember at what age she stopped, maybe 4?). I just had my first child, and was surprised at how many of the words I remembered when trying to get him to go to sleep. Came here to brush up on the lyrics, thanks a bunch.

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Alpha Skua, USA

17 November 2015 at 2:38am

Me too Sherri

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Sherri, United States

17 September 2015 at 1:20am

I learned this song on the Captain Kangeroo show! 50 years ago! I still love it!

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Janet Steen, United States

5 December 2013 at 1:22am

I don't remember where I learned this song but it has stuck with me for 50 years!

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dorothy, united states

24 November 2013 at 8:18pm

I was just singing another old song and I thought of this. I've always wanted to know the lyrics. I always thought it was sending a message of sorts.

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Lakota, United States

8 January 2013 at 7:35am

i love this song my dad would sing it to me when i was younger before i went to bed.

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Jacq, Canada

11 July 2012 at 5:13pm

Reminds me of my Family back home :)

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Tiffany, Bridgetown Barbados

13 September 2009 at 2:03am

I love this page

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