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The World Owes Me a Living

The World Owes Me a Living

"The World Owes Me a Living" is a song that is closely associated with the character Goofy.

However, the song originally came from Disney's 1934 Silly Symphonies cartoon, The Grasshopper and the Ants, based on Aseop's fable of the same name.

Lyrics

Oh the world owes me a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum
Oh the world owes me a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum

If I worked hard all day I might
Sleep badder when in bed at night
I sleep all day so that's alright
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum

There once was an old grasshopper
Who could only think of fun
He looked on work as something too
Unpleasant to be done

He loved to sit in the summer sun
And fiddle all day long
While dozing there he played this air
And singed this little song

The north wind blew the leaves away
When winter came one stormy day
The snow fell fast upon the ground
No food nor shelter could be found

This old grasshopper sad and weak
Could hardly hop or view his feet
He slipped, He fell
Poor Chap, Farewell

Some ants stayed in their hilly home
Looked out and saw him sneezing
They soaked his feet in mustard sauce
He grew better soon
Now every day they hear him play
And sing this little tune

Oh I owe the world a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum, ah-choo!
Oh I owe the world a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum, ah-choo!

I got a bad cold in my head
You ants were right the time you said
You've got to work for all you get
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum, ah-choo!

Oh the world owes us a living
(fiddle music)
Oh the world owes us a living
(fiddle music, chuckles)
You should say your Sunday pants
Like those other foolish ants
Come on let's play and sing and dance
I owe the world a living
(fiddle music and sneezes)
I owe the world a living
(fiddle music and sniffs)
I've been a fool a whole year long
Now I'm singing a different song
You were right, I was wrong
(fiddle music and a big sneeze)







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