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Click here to read the lyrics for "I've Got the World on a String," as sung by Frank Sinatra in his classic version of the song, arranged by Nelson Riddle, originally recorded April 30, 1953 in the Capitol Studio (Riddle's first arrangement for Sinatra) -- or read the lyrics as they stream on the video below. Find this track at:
Neither the Sinatra version just above or the Bublé version
on the Cafe SongbookMain Stage include the
To hear the song sung with its verse, listen to the Bing Crosby version below, in which Koehler sets up his
refrainby letting us know that the singer needs a less than commonplace way of expressing how good he feels.
Crosby recorded "I've Got the World on a String"
Jan. 26, 1933, backed by a band led by Lennie Hayton
featuring Artie Shaw, clarinet; Tommy Dorsey, trombone;
Sterling Bose, Trumpet; and Stan King, drums. Find this track at:
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