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"I've Got No Strings" (or "I Got No Strings") is a song originally featured in the feature film, Pinocchio.

Plot[]

After being sold to Stromboli by Honest John and Gideon, the song is performed by Pinocchio in his first and only performance. Other puppets, representing different countries, join in throughout the show. At the end of the song, the audience cheers for Pinocchio's performance, much to Jiminy Cricket commenting that the audience liked his performance.

Stromboli later sings a short reprise while feasting and counting his earnings in his caravan.

Lyrics[]

Pinocchio:
I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me fret, or make me frown
I had strings
But now I'm free
There are no strings on me

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me

I've got no strings
So I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
They've got strings
But you can see
There are no strings on me

Dutch marionette:
You have no strings
Your arms is free
To love me by the Zuider Zee
Ya, ya, ya
If you would woo
I'd bust my strings for you

French marionette:
You've got no strings
Comme ci comme ça
Your savoir-faire is ooh la la!
I've got strings
But entre nous
I'd cut my strings for you

Russian marionette:
Down where the Volga flows
There's a Russian rendezvous
Where me and Ivan go
But I'd rather go with you

Hey!

Cossack marionettes: Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Pinocchio: Hey!

There are no strings on me

Stromboli:
I've got no strings, but I've got the brain
I buy a fancy coat and I'll swing-a the cane
I eat the best and I drink-a champagne
I got no strings on me!

An earlier version of the song exists and was originally intended to be sung in a different scene, possibly before Pinocchio encounters Honest John and Gideon. A vinyl recording of the song performed by Victor Young and the Ken Darby Singers is the only known version still surviving.

Singer 1:
Why does the gay little dickey-bird sing?
Singer 2:
Who put the 'zing' in the butterfly's wing?
Singer 3:
What's the reason for the smile on the troubadour?
Singers:
Why does the breeze have a barrel of fun? (Ooh-woo-Ooh-woo)
Even the bee, who's a son of a gun? (humming)
Pinocchio:
It's all because they're free
and stringless, the same as me.

Singers:
And who are you, we'd like to know?
Pinocchio:
Who, me? I'm Pinocchio!

And I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me fret, or make me frown
I once had strings
But now I'm free,
There are no strings on me

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me

I've got no strings
So I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
How I love my liberty,
There are no strings on me

I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me fret, or make me frown
I once had strings
But now I'm free.
There are no strings on me

Singers:
Hi-ho the merry-o
Pinocchio:
I'm as happy as can be
Singers:
Hi-ho, Pinocchio
Pinocchio:
Nothing ever bothers me

I've got no strings
So I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
How I love my liberty
There are no strings on me!

Pinocchio:
I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me fret, or make me frown
I had strings
But now I'm free
There are no strings on me

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me

I've got no strings
So I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
They've got strings
But you can see
There are no strings on me

(repeat)

Chorus:
Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me

I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me fret, or make me frown
I had strings
But now I'm free
There are no strings on me

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be (I've got no strings)
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me (I had strings)

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be (Now I'm free)
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me (There are no strings on me)

I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me fret, or make me frown
I had strings
But now I'm free
There are no strings on me

(instrumental)

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be (I've got no strings)
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me (I had strings)

Hi-ho the merry-o
That's the only way to be (Now I'm free)
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me (There are no strings on me)

Trivia[]

  • A snippet of the song is heard instrumentally in Chef Donald when Donald is covered in batter and dangles like a puppet.
  • Several lines from the song are briefly sung by Ultron in the 2015 Marvel film Avengers: Age of Ultron, soon after he gains sentience and establishes his base of operations in Sokovia. A snippet of the original song, as performed by Dickie Jones, is heard immediately thereafter. A dark rendition of the song features heavily in promotional trailers for the film. The song references Ultron as a dark parallel of Pinocchio.[1]


Gallery[]

Pinocchio (1940)[]

Pinocchio (2022) (TBA)[]

Videos[]

References[]

External links[]


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