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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Swinging on a Star

Today we made an offer of $78,000 on the house we want, a good $11,000 under the asking price.

I can't get this song out of my head.



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.

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.
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.
And to fool the people is his only thought.
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.

And all the monkeys aren’t in a 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 swinging on a star.


I danced to that tune in my jazz class at age five.
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