Friday, October 02, 2015

Hear Frank Sinatra and a Bunch of Little Kids Sing the 1960 Academy Award-Winning Song, High Hopes

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

From the 1959 Frank Capra movie, A Hole in the Head, starring Frank Sinatra and Edward G Robinson.

Although the movie bombed, this song was a huge hit, and 11 years later, we would sing this in choir class, and my classmates loved it.

High Hopes
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Words by Sammy Cahn

Just what makes that silly ol' ant,
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant,
Anyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant,
But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes,
He's got high apple pie in the sky hopes,
So anytime you're gettin' low, 'stead of lettin' go, just remember that ant,
Whoops there goes another rubber tree plant,
Whoops there goes another rubber tree plant.

Once there was a silly ol' ram,
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam,
No one could make that ram scram, he kept buttin' that dam,
Cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes,
He had high apple pie in the sky hopes,
So anytime you're feelin' bad, 'stead of feelin' sad, just remember that ram,
Whoops there goes a billion kilowatt dam,
Whoops there goes a billion kilowatt dam.

A problem's just a toy balloon, they'll be burstin' soon, they're just bound to go pop!
Whoops there goes another problem, kerplop!
Whoops there goes another problem, kerplop!


Uploaded on December 27, 2014 by Jeannie Schmidt.

[Previously, in this series:

“Frank Sinatra: My Shining Hour (Video, from Trilogy: Past Present Future)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Arlen & Mercer’s Come Rain or Shine”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Quintessential Version of Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer’s ‘One for My Baby (and One More, for the Road)’”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Classic Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer Torch Song, ‘Blues in the Night’”;

“Frank Sinatra: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s Stormy Weather (Video)”;

“Frank Sinatra Live! Medley of The Gal That Got Away and It Never Entered My Mind, Performed in 1980 at Carnegie Hall (Great Quality Video of a Grand Performance!)”;

“Frank Sinatra: Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke)”;

“Frank Sinatra’s Revelatory, 1962 Performance of Kern and Fields’ The Way You Look Tonight”;

“Paul Robeson?! Hear Frank Sinatra Give the Definitive Interpretation of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Ol’ Man River (1963)”;

“The Greatest Song Ever Written? Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein's Soliloquy”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Real ‘New York, New York,’ by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green, from On the Town (1944/1949)”;

“The Swingingest Record You’ll Ever Hear! Fly Me to the Moon, by Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones”;

“Frank Sinatra: Autumn in New York, with the Billy May Orchestra (Video)”; and

“Hear Frank Sinatra Make Rodgers & Hart Swing! The Lady is a Tramp; Live at Madison Square Garden/1974.”]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

America has changed tremendously for the worst from the just the time Frank Sinatra passed away.I d love to see him on Larry King answering questions today.
King:Good to see you Mr.Sinatra.The reason you re hear tonight is they had to cancel your concert in Baltimore tonight due to rioting .What do you think of what s going on?
Sinatra:(bleep) em Larry.Punks.Put em all in jail.
King:When you were last in Baltimore many years ago, could you imagine this happening?
Sinatra:Nahh, what the hell is the problem with blacks nowadays...Sammy was never like that.He had a lot of respect and hardwork..These rioters should go back to that kind of living...this doesn t jibe with me Larry.I don t get it.
King:Frank, you re supposed to be in Chicago tomorrow and then St.Louis.Have you seen those cities lately?
Sinatra:I hear they re a lot darker now (laughs)
King (laughs) Frank I don t think Chicago is your kind of town anymore.In fact your concert there was just cancelled because of safety issues near the concert venue.
Sinatra:How s Vegas look?
King:Not and my 12th wife are planning to see you out there in November...Frank Sinatra thanks for your time.