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High Hopes
Composer
Sammy Cahn
Lyricist
Jimmy Van Heusen
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May 8, 1959[1]
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"High Hopes" is a song Frank Sinatra recorded under Capitol Records. The song was recorded for use in the 1959 film A Hole in the Head.

This song was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 32nd Academy Awards in 1960.[2]

In 1959, "High Hopes" was released as a single alongside "All My Tomorrows."[3] The A-side of this single peaked at #30 whereas the B-side did not chart at all.

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Lyrics[]

Next time you're found, with your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned, so look around

Just what makes that little old 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 any time you're gettin' low
'stead of lettin' go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant

When troubles call, and your back's to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall

Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin' that dam

but he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time you're feelin' bad
'stead of feelin' sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam

All problems just a toy balloon
They'll be bursted soon
They're just bound to go pop

Oops there goes another problem kerplop
Oops, there goes another problem kerplop
Oops, there goes another problem kerplop
Kerplop!

References[]

  1. http://www.the-main-event.eu/songindex/highhopes.html
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 135. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. http://sinatrafamily.com/single/high-hopes-200/