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As I Was Sayin' to the Duchess was a short deleted song from the 1940 Disney animated film, Pinocchio. It was originally about Honest John making a tactless act at a formal event and being promptly kicked out while trying to trick Pinocchio, but for the final version of the film, it was replaced by "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee".

Lyrics

As I was sayin' to the duchess
The other day a tea
"The caviar snuck out to par,
it doesn't look right to me."

As I was sayin' to the duchess
Today at her soirée
"Your crepes suzettes,
the worst I've ate,
it tastes like a bail of pain."

The duchess sent her majesty
and asked her for recipe
She gave it to her majesty
"God save the king."

The duchess called to her butler
"I think his name was James"
He cleared his throat
His hat and coat
The duchess request, "You leave”


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Media
Films: Pinocchio (Soundtrack) • RemakeVideoGeppetto (Soundtrack)

Television: House of MouseA Poem Is...
Shorts: Figaro and Cleo
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Pinocchio's Promise

Disney Parks
Cinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthIt's a Small WorldPinocchio's Daring JourneyStorybook Land Canal Boats

Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesFantasmic!Fantasy FestivalMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical Music WorldOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Once Upon a Mouse
Restaurants: Cleo'sPinocchio Village Haus Restaurant
Shops: Geppetto's Holiday WorkshopPleasure Island CandiesStromboli's Wagon
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Magic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressSpectroMagicThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
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Spring: Disney's Spring Promenade
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksStitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: Kooky Spooky Halloween NightMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment Continues
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Pinocchio: PinocchioJiminy CricketThe Blue FairyGeppettoFigaroCleoHonest JohnGideonStromboliThe CoachmanThe Coachman's AssistantsLampwickThe Stupid Little BoysMonstro

Geppetto: Junior BuonragazzoLazardo VSignora Giovanni

Locations
VillageGeppetto's WorkshopStromboli's CaravanThe Red Lobster InnPleasure IslandGeppetto's Boat
Songs
Pinocchio: When You Wish Upon a StarLittle Wooden HeadGive a Little WhistleHi-Diddle-Dee-DeeI've Got No Strings

Geppetto: ToysEmpty HeartAnd SonJust Because It's MagicBravo, Stromboli!Satisfaction GuaranteedPleasure IslandSince I Gave My Heart Away
Deleted: Jiminy CricketHonest JohnAs I Was Sayin' to the DuchessTurn On the Old Music BoxNo StringsRolling Along to Pleasure IslandThree Cheers for AnythingMonstro the Whale

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