We've Got A World That Swings

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song name We've Got a World That Swings
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song, S-E-X-X-Y (EP), TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 2A, John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1996
run time 2:05
sung by John Linnell


  • With lyrics by Lil Mattis and music by Louis Yule Brown, this song was written for, and most popularly used in, the 1963 film The Nutty Professor starring Jerry Lewis. Though the instrumental arrangement is significantly different (the original was simply Lewis at a piano), John Linnell's vocal phrasing is fairly similar to Lewis' performance.
  • This song marks one of TMBG's notable uses of the toy piano.

Song Themes

Aversion To Work, Bad English, Bells, Forgetting And Remembering, I've Got A, Love, Occupations, Real Estate, Sleep, The Senses, TMBG Remakes


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