"Never Smile at a Crocodile" was a song written for the film Peter Pan, though it only appears in instrumental form in the final film as the theme for Tick-Tock the Crocodile. It is the most famous song ever deleted in Disney history; however, the instrumental version is played whenever Tick-Tock appears. The version with lyrics appears on Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea, sung by Mark Miller and Richard Pursell.

This song was also performed in Episode 114 of The Muppet Show, where it was sung by Mary Louise, Muppet frogs, and a Muppet crocodile.

It was also sung in the TV special The Smithsonian Salutes Disney Music.

Lyrics

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never tip your hat and stop to talk a while
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle and never smile at Mister Crocodile

You may very well be well bred
Lots of etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case, I will place
To forget etiquette

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never tip your hat and stop to talk a while
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle and never smile at Mister Crocodile

You may very well be well bred
Lots of etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case, I will place
To forget etiquette

For instance:

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin

Never smile at a crocodile
Never tip your hat and stop to talk a while
Don't be rude, never mock, throw a kiss, not a rock
Clear the aisle and never smile at Mister Crocodile

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Media
Films: Peter PanReturn to Never LandTinkVideoPeter Pan and Wendy

Shorts and Specials: The Walt Disney Christmas ShowReading Magic with Figment and Peter PanYou Can Fly!: The Making of Peter Pan
Video Games: Kingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepPeter Pan: Adventures in Never LandPeter Pan: The Legend of Never LandDisney UniverseKinect Disneyland AdventuresEpic Mickey seriesDisney's Villains' RevengeDisney Sorcerer's Arena

Disney Parks
Fantasy SpringsAdventure IsleBack to Never LandDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldMickey's PhilharMagicPeter Pan's FlightStorybook Land Canal BoatsMidship Detective Agency

Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationDisney's BelieveDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicDream Along with MickeyFantasmic!Following the Leader with Peter PanIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MouseOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Villains Tonight!
Restaurants: Captain Hook's Galley
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Magic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadeSpectroMagicThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Fireworks: Disney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverFantasy in the SkyHappily Ever AfterMagic, Music and MayhemMagicalOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWonderful World of Animation
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringKooky Spooky Halloween NightMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains WorldVillains Dance PartyVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Peter Pan: Peter PanPeter Pan's ShadowTinker BellWendy DarlingJohn DarlingMichael DarlingGeorge DarlingMary DarlingNanaCaptain HookMr. SmeePirate CrewTick-Tock the CrocodileLost BoysIndian ChiefTiger LilyNeverland Indian TribeMermaids

Return to Never Land: EdwardJaneDannyNana IIOctopus

Locations
LondonBloomsburyNurseryBig BenNeverlandThe Jolly RogerMermaid LagoonSkull RockIndian CampHangman's Tree
Songs
Peter Pan: The Second Star to the RightYou Can FlyA Pirate's Life (Is a Wonderful Life)Following the LeaderWhat Made the Red Man Red?Your Mother and MineThe Elegant Captain HookNever Smile at a Crocodile

Deleted: The Pirate SongThe Boatswain Song
Return to Never Land: I'll TryHere We Go Another PlanSo to Be One of UsI'll Give You One Guess

Objects
Pixie DustAlarm ClockCaptain Hook's HooksBomb
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!FairiesDisney FairiesJake and the Never Land Pirates
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