FRED ASTAIRE lyrics - I'd Rather Lead A Band

FRED ASTAIRE
"I'd Rather Lead A Band"

I haven't ambitions for lofty positions
That wind up with the wealth of the land
I'll give you the throne that a king sat on
For just a small baton
Providing you included a band

If I could be the wealthy owner of a large industry
I would say, "Not for me"
I'd rather lead a band

If I could be a politician with a chance to dictate
I would say, "Let it wait"
I'd rather lead a band

My ev'ry care ceases
I'm rich as old Croesus
When I've got ten pieces in hand

If Josephine had left Napoleon and climbed in my lap
I'd say, "Go back to Nap"
I'd rather lead a band

If I could have a millionairess with a whole flock of banks
I would just whisper "Thanks"
I'd rather lead a band

Great Recordings From 1926-1941 (1993)