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"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is a song from Mary Poppins, written by the Sherman Brothers. It was sung by Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) and Bert (Dick Van Dyke). It also appears in the stage show version of Mary Poppins. It was also ranked #36 on the list AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs,[1] along with "When You Wish Upon A Star" (#7), "Some Day My Prince Will Come" (#19), "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (#47), "Beauty and the Beast" (#62), and "Hakuna Matata" (#99).

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith performed a rap-based cover of the song in Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration.

In the House of Mouse episode "Goofy for a Day", the song "Soup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits" follows its tune. It was also referenced in the episodes "Max's New Car" as an insurance company in the sponsor at the end, "Ask Von Drake" when Mickey asked Ludwig Von Drake to spell the word. The song was included in the video Disney Sing Along Songs: I Love to Laugh! (which was later retitled for this song).

Lyrics

Mary:
It's...
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious

All (variously):
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Bert:
Because I was afraid to speak
when I was just a lad,
my father gave me nose a tweak
and told me I was bad
But then one day, I learned a word
that saved me achin' nose
Both:
The biggest word you ever heard
and this is how it goes:

Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary:
He traveled all around the world
and everywhere he went,
he'd use his word and all would say
"There goes a clever gent."

Bert:
When Dukes and maharajas pass
the time of day with me,
I say me special word and then
they ask me out to tea

All (variously):
Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary (spoken):
You know, you can say it backwards, which is
Dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes
But that's going a bit too far, don't you think?

Bert (spoken):
Indubitably.

Mary:
So when the cat has got your tongue,
there's no need for dismay
Just summon up this word and then
you've got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
or it could change your life
Busker (spoken): For example...
Mary (spoken): Yes?
Busker (spoken): One night I said it to me girl,
And now me girl's my wife!
Ow! And a lovely thing she is, too!

All (variously):
She's...
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary (spoken):
Super… calif… ragilistic… expialid… ocious! Oh!

Michael (spoken):
That's not a word!

Mary (spoken):
Of course it’s a word. And unless I’m very much mistaken, I think it’s going to prove a rather useful one.

(sung)
When trying to express oneself, it's frankly quite absurd
To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word
A little spontaniaty keeps conversation keen
You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Ensemble:
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Jane (spoken):
But it doesn't mean anything!

Mary (spoken):
It can mean exactly what you want it to.

(sung)
When Stone Age men were chatting, merely grunting would suffice

Bert:
Now if they heard this word, they might have used it once or twice

Mary (spoken):
That's right.

Mrs. Corry:
I'm sure Egyptian pharaohs would have grasped it in a jiff
Then every single pyramid would bear this hieroglyph

Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Say it and wild animals would not seem so ferocious

Mary:
Add some further flourishes, it's so ro-co-co-coscious

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Bert:
The Druids could have carved it on their mighty monoliths

Mary (spoken):
Oh yes?

Mrs. Corry:
The ancient Greeks I'm certain would have used it in their myths

Mary:
I'm sure the Roman Empire only entered the abyss
Because those Latin scholars never had a word like this

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary:
If you say it softly the effect can be hypnoscious

Bert:
Check your breath before you speak, in case it's halitotious

Mary (spoken):
Oh, Bert.

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Mary (spoken):
Of course you can say it backwards, which is Suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus.

Michael (spoken):
She may be tricky, but she's bloody good!

Ensemble:
(Gasp!)

Mary:
So when the cat has got your tongue, there's no need for dismay
Just summon up this word and then you've got a lot to say

Bert:
Pick out those eighteen consonants and sixteen vowels as well,
And put them in an order which is very hard to spell...

Mary:
S-U-P-E-R

Bert:
R

Mary:
C-A-L-I-F

Bert:
F

Mary:
R-A-G-I-L

Jane and Michael:
I-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

Bert (spoken):
Clever clogs.

Ensemble:
S-U-P-E-R
C-A-L-I-F
R-A-G-I-L
-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

S-U-P-E-R
C-A-L-I-F
R-A-G-I-L
-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

S-U-P-E-R
C-A-L-I-F
R-A-G-I-L
-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

Bert (spoken):
Here we go!

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilistic-

Jane and Michael:
Supercalifragilistic-

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Other Versions

Performer(s) Title(s) Language
Elizabeth Hartzersdorf & Marcelo Coutinho "Supercalifragilistiexpialidoce" Brazilian Portuguese
Teresa María & Salvador Escamilla "Supercalifragilisticoexpialidoso" Castilian Spanish
Louise Fribo & Lars Bom "Superkolofantalistieksplialisofisk" Danish
Joke de Kruijf & Ben Cramer "Superkwalikwantiviaextraquasiotisch" Dutch
Marjo-Riitta "Marjorie" Nieminen & Antti Pääkkönen Finnish
Éliane Thibault & Michel Roux "Supercalifragilisticexpidélilicieux" French
Monika Dahlberg & Harry Wüstenhagen "Supercalifragilisticexpialigetisch" German
נינט טייב (Ninet Tayeb) & דרור קרן (Dror Keren) "סופרקליפרג'ליסטיקאקספיאלידושי" (Superkalifrajilisticexpialidoshi) Hebrew
Tina Centi & Oreste Lionello "Supercalifragilistichespiralidoso" Italian
伊東恵里 (Eri Itō) & 山寺宏一 (Kōichi Yamadera)

"スーパーカリフラジリスティックエクスピアリドーシャス" (Sūpākarifurajirisutikkuekusupiaridōshasu)

Japanese
Vicky Córdova & Arturo Mercado "Supercalifragilisticoexpialidoso" Latin Spanish
Jannike Kruse & Johannes Joner "Superoptikjempefantafenomenalistisk" Norwegian
Joanna Węgrzynowska & Wojciech Paszkowski "Superkalifradalistodekspialitycznie" Polish
Ирина Линдт (Irina Lindt) & Алексей Иващенко (Aleksey Ivashchenko) "Суперкалифраджилистикэкспиалидошес"
(Superkalifradzhilistikekspialidoshes)
Russian
Myrra Malmberg & Stefan Frelander "Superhärlifraggellistighäxlikhalledosen" Swedish

References


v - e - d
Mary Poppins Logo
Media
Films: Mary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsThe Cat That Looked at a KingVideo

Music: SoundtrackMusicalThe Legacy Collection
Books: Big Golden BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve FriendsMary Poppins RideThe Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives OnOnce Upon a Mouse
Restaurants: Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars on ParadeDisney Stars 'n' CarsDreaming Up!Happiness is Here ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Fireworks: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Disney Movie MagicDisneyland ForeverFantasy in the SkyMagical

Characters
Mary Poppins: Mary PoppinsBertGeorge BanksWinifred BanksJane BanksMichael BanksPenguin WaitersFoxAdmiral Boom and Mr. BinnacleUncle AlbertMr. Dawes Sr.Katie NannaMrs. BrillEllenMr. Dawes Jr.Constable JonesThe Pearly BandMiss Lark

Mary Poppins Returns: William Weatherall WilkinsJackTopsyThe Balloon LadyClydeShamusJohn BanksAnnabel BanksGeorgie BanksAngusHamilton Gooding and Templeton FryeThe Park KeeperPenny Farthing

Locations
London
Songs
Mary Poppins: Sister SuffragetteThe Life I LeadThe Perfect NannyA Spoonful of SugarJolly HolidaySupercalifragilisticexpialidociousStay AwakeI Love to LaughFeed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)A British BankFidelity Fiduciary BankChim Chim Cher-eeStep in TimeA Man Has DreamsLet's Go Fly a Kite

Mary Poppins Returns: (Underneath the) Lovely London SkyA ConversationCan You Imagine That?The Royal Doulton Music HallA Cover is Not the BookThe Place Where Lost Things GoTurning TurtleTrip a Little Light FantasticNowhere to Go But Up
Musical: Temper, TemperPractically PerfectAnything Can Happen
Deleted Songs: The Anthropomorphic ZooThe ChimpanzooThe Right SideThe Land of SandAdmiral BoomMary Poppins' MelodyYou Think, You BlinkThrough The Eyes of LoveWest WindTiki TownThe North Pole Polka

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