I've Got The World On a String


Songwriters: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
Performer: Cab Calloway/Bing Crosby, others
Category: Golden Oldie

This song's been around since 1932 when Harold Arlen (who wrote Over the Rainbow) teamed up with Ted Koehler to write it for that year's Cotton Club Parade. Jazz singer/bandleader Cab Calloway and Bing Crosby first performed it. And a string (Ha! no pun intended) of jazz performers covered it after that, including Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Diana Krall, Barry Manilow, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett (in a duet with Diana Krall), Michael Buble, and Rod Stewart.


Sheet music (piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/vocal)
Sheet music - Michael Buble version (piano/vocal)
Sheet music - Diana Krall version (piano/vocal)


LYRICS

Merry month of May, sunny skies of blue,
clouds have rolled away and the sun peeps through
may express happiness.
Joy may define in a thousand ways,
but a case like mine needs a "special phrase"
to reveal how I feel

I've got the world on a string,
sittin' on a rainbow
got the string around my finger
what a world, what a life, I'm in love!

I've got a song that I sing,
I can make the rain go
anytime I move my finger, lucky me
can't you see, I'm in love.

Life is a beautiful thing
as long as I hold the string.
I'd be a silly so and so,
if I should ever let go

I've got the world on a string
sittin' on a rainbow
got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love!

I've got the world on a string,
sittin' on a rainbow
got the string around my finger
what a world, what a life, I'm in love!

I've got a song that I sing,
I can make the rain go
anytime I move my finger, lucky me
can't you see, I'm in love.


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