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Swinging on a Star

All Aboard the Meme Express –Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bing Crosby, classic American crooner, was born on May 2, 1904. One of Bing Crosby’s most popular songs was “Swinging on a Star.” Written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen, the song was part of the 1944 motion picture Going My Way. Bing Crosby won the Academy Award for best actor for that film.

Here’s “Swinging on a Star,” performed by Bing Crosby and the boy’s chorus from Going My Way:



Today’s Meme Express prompt is twofold:



If “swing” and “star” leave you speechless, try listening to the song for inspiration. Maybe you will select one of the animals mentioned in the lyrics as prompt for your post today.

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Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.

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  4. I love the way prompts and memes bring back old old memories. This one is about, what else(?), stars.



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