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Subject: High Hopes
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 11:27 AM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2007
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So, I'm looking for a book that probably doesn't exist, but it should.  Does anyone remember the song "High Hopes"?  It was originally in the 1959 film A Hole in the Head and won the Academy Award for best original song.  It was then made into a hit by Frank Sinatra.  A few lyrics to trigger your memory:

Just what makes that little old ant
Think hell move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, cant
Move a rubber tree plant
But hes got high hopes, hes got high hopes
Hes got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
So any time your gettin low
stead of lettin go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant


Anyway, it seems like the lyrics of that song would be perfect to be made into a children's book, with drawings of an an moving a rubber tree plant (and the other verse is about a ram punching a hole in a dam).  But I can't find any evidence that this has actually been done.  So if anyone remembers the song, and knows of a children's book that includes the lyrics, please let me know.