The buzzard told the monkey "You're chokin' meRelease your hold and I'll set you free"The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eye and said"Your story's touching but it sounds like a lie."
"Straighten Up And Fly Right" (1937) written with Irving Mills.
A buzzard took the monkey for a ride in the airThe monkey thought that everything was on the squareThe buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his backBut the monkey grabbed his neck and said — "Now listen, Jack...""Straighten up and fly rightStraighten up and fly rightStraighten up and fly rightCool down, papa, don't you blow your top."Nat "king" Cole
I'm a businessman. I work for business people. The kind of thing they say is: Now we've sold a lot of records, let's sell some more.Nat "king" Cole
I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.Nat "king" Cole
Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free.Nat "king" Cole
I ... started out to become a jazz pianist; in the meantime I started singing and I sang the way I felt and that's just the way it came out.Nat "king" Cole