I've Got No Strings
Ned Washington (lyrics), Leigh Harline (music), 1940, from
Why does the gay little dicky bird sing?
What put the "zing" in a butterfly's wing?
What's the reason for the smile of a troubador?
Why does the breeze have a barrel of fun?
Even the bee who's a son-of-a-gun,
It's all because they're free, and stringless the same as me.
I've got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret or make me frown.
I had strings but now I'm free, there are no strings on me.
Hi-o the mer-ri-o I'm as happy as can be.
I want the world to know nothing ever worries me.
I've got no strings so I have fun, I'm not tied up to anyone,
How I love my liberty, there are no strings on me.