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"I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow" is a song sung by Jiminy Cricket in the 1947 film Fun and Fancy Free. It is heard during the part where it shows Jiminy Cricket's first onscreen appearance in the film, where he sings alongside an offscreen choir. It ends when Jiminy encounters a nearby cat around him.

Lyrics

Jiminy Cricket: Everyone keeps asking me
My recipe for livin'
It's simple as the ABC's
And hardly seems worth givin'
I've tried it out in every way
It always sees me through
It's made me what I am today
That's why I'm tellin' you

I'm a happy-go-lucky fellow
Full of fun and fancy-free
You can make the whole world seem mellow
If you take it in your stride like me

Don't cross a bridge or peek 'round the corner until you're there
Just learn to smile and in a while
You'll find trouble's a bubble of air
Get a happy-go-lucky feelin'
Keep it and I guarantee
That you'll find you'll wind up livin' in the sun (So right)
Full of fun and fancy-free

Chorus: Full of fun and fancy-free
That's the way I wanna be
I don't let my troubles trouble me

Jiminy Cricket: Now some folks like the heavy stuff
With titles five feet wide
Not me; I'm always out for fun
I like the lighter side, yes sir (Hooray)

La-da-da-dee, la-da-da-dee...
Uh-oh

Chorus: Don't let my troubles trouble me

Jiminy Cricket: Don't cross a bridge or peek 'round the corner until you're there
Just learn to smile and in a while
You'll find trouble's a bubble of air
Get a happy-go-lucky feelin'...

(spoken)

You know, you worry too much.
In fact, everybody worries too much.
Here, just look at the morning paper. Turn to any page.
You'll find the whole world worrying about some future age.
But why get so excited? What's gonna be is gonna be...
And the end of the world's been coming since 1903, that's uh, B.C., of course.

Don't cross a bridge or peek 'round the corner until you're there
Just learn to smile and in a while
You'll find trouble; you bet you'll find trouble

(ends when a nearby cat pursues Jiminy)

Trivia

  • The song was originally created for Pinocchio, but was not used in that film.
  • There is a reprise of the song that only appeared in the separated version of Bongo, in its television, 1970 theatrical and VHS releases.
  • For early international releases of "Fun and Fancy Free", an instrumental version of this song plays during the opening and closing credits, instead of the film's title theme song
  • The song is briefly sung by an unnamed crooner in You... The Human Animal, much to the annoyance of Jiminy.


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