"Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Mar 17 03:24:26 UTC 2003

On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 10:08:46PM -0500, Fred Shapiro wrote:
> Can anyone help me to determine whether the phrase "straighten up and fly
> right" was popularized by Nat King Cole's 1944 song of that name, or
> whether its currency predated the song?

HDAS regards that song as the coinage.

Jesse Sheidlower

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