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"Honest John" was a deleted song from the animated feature, Pinocchio.

The song was never meant to be sung in the film, but was instead an "exploitation song" made at the request of publisher Irving Berlin, Inc. for use in the film's promotional campaign; other songs in this category are "Jiminy Cricket" and "Monstro the Whale". Nevertheless, the song's melody can be heard in the film's underscore when boys are crowding for cigars at Pleasure Island's Tobacco Row.

The song was included as a bonus on the 2009 Blu-Ray and Platinum Edition DVD releases of the movie.

Lyrics

Chorus: Honest John, they call him Honest John
But I wouldn't trust him as far as I could
Throw an elephant over my shoulder
Throw a curve with a 10-ton boulder

Honest John, look out for Honest John
'Cause he's only honest by reputation
Though you'll find him in church on Sunday,
He'll steal pennies from a blind man Monday

Any old time that anything is gone,
Look for Honest John

There is one in every city
One in every neighborhood
He's doing well, but to hear him tell
He's always doing good

He belongs to all the lodges
Wears a politician's smile
Any time that you run into him
It's time to run a mile

Honest John: (spoken) I'm Honest John, they call me Honest John.
Chorus: But I wouldn't trust him as far as I'd trust
Robert Taylor with my new honey
Or a burglar with all my money

Honest John: (spoken) Honest John, my friend. They call me Honest John
Chorus: But don't ask him out to your house because he'll
Steal the bulbs right out of their sockets
He's so crooked, he'd pick his own pockets

Any old time that anything is gone...

(spoken verse)
Honest John: Well, musical sweet potatoes, hmm? Might bring a nice track and of course, no one would ever suspect Honest John...
Police Officer: Calling all cars, calling all cars - four musical sweet potatoes missing. When last seen? In eyes by Honest John. Look for Honest John. That is all.

(continued sung verse)
Chorus: Any old time that anything is gone...
Look for Honest John!

External links

Song found here.



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

Television: House of MouseA Poem Is...
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookPinocchio's Adventures

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Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesFantasmic!Fantasy FestivalMickey's Magical Music WorldOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Once Upon a Mouse
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Characters
PinocchioJiminy CricketThe Blue FairyGeppettoFigaroCleoHonest JohnGideonStromboliThe CoachmanThe Coachman's GoonsLampwickThe Stupid Little BoysMonstro
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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