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Swinging on a Star es una canción compuesta por el estadounidense Jimmy Van Heusen en 1944, con letra de Johnny Burke, para la película Going My Way, donde era interpretada por Bing Crosby. La canción ganó el premio Óscar a la mejor canción original de dicho año.[1][2]

«Swinging on a Star»
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Canción de Bing Crosby
Álbum Selections from Going My Way
Publicación 1944
Género música pop tradicional
Discográfica Decca Records
Compositor Jimmy Van Heusen
Letrista Johnny Burke
Productor(es) Jimmy Van Heusen

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La canción tuvo gran éxito y fue grabada por muchos artistas; en la lista de las 100 canciones más representativas del cine estadounidense realizada por el American Film Institute quedó en el puesto número 37.

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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 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 'n 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 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 fish A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo Everyday you'll 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.[3]

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  1. Óscar a la mejor canción original de 1944 The Guardian. Consultado el 5 de mayo de 2018.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. Letra Metrolyrics. Consultado el 8 de mayo de 2018.

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