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"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" is a Disney song from the 1946 film Song of the South. It was sung by Uncle Remus as a segue to the first animated Br'er Rabbit segment. A reprise is sung at the end of the film, by Johnny, Ginny, and Toby, with Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Frog, and other critters.

Despite the lack of any home video release of the film from Disney in the United States, due to its racial insensitivity, the song is the only element from it that has still been actively marketed, and it remains a well-known one, appearing in various media, most notably at Splash Mountain and, prior to that, as the finale for the Mickey Mouse Revue. It was also featured in The Muppet Show in the Alan Arkin episode.

In the early years of the Disney Channel, an instrumental version of the song was often used as background music for bumpers and promos. The Mickey Mouse Disco version of the song was also used for a DTV music video in the 1980s, using clips from Donald's Off Day, Flowers and Trees, Donald's Vacation, Self Control, and Springtime for Pluto.

A pop version performed by Ric Osacek.

It was also ranked #47 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), "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (#36), "Beauty and the Beast (#62) and "Hakuna Matata" (#99).

On the Disney Sing Along Songs video Disneyland Fun, the song is performed over a montage of visitors riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Star Tours, Star Jets, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, and the monorail. This version used a new rap portion created as part of Splash Mountain's promotional media push that has since become an internet meme.

It is sung in another Disney Sing Along Songs video, Pongo and Perdita, as the opening song.

Tom Hanks sung it in Splash. Angela Lansbury sung it on The Best of Disney Music: A Legacy in Song. Other notable covers include recordings from Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans and the Jackson 5.

Lyrics

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headed my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Mr. Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Oh, plenty of sunshine headed our way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Mr. Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Wonderful feeling
Feeling this way

Mr. Bluebird's on my shoulder
It is the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headed my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Mr. Bluebird's on my shoulder
It is the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headed my way

Zip, zip, zip, zip

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headed my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Mr. Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headed my way
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headed my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Mr Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's really true
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
Oh what a wonderful feeling
What a wonderful day

Singing a song
A song of the south

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
My oh my, what a wonderful day!
Welcoming back Brer Rabbit today.
We always knew that he'd get away!
He's had enough of movin' on now.
It's where he's born and bred in.
The briar patch is where he's headin'.
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
My oh my, what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading our way.
We never doubted he'd get away!
Moving on taught him a lesson.
You've learned it well, Brer Rabbit.
Gettin' caught's a nasty habit.
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Wonderful feeling, feeling this way!
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
It's a time for celebratin' today!
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Gathered together this wonderful day!
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Brer Fox and Brer Bear are gonna get it today.
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
That hungry gator's gettin' his way!
Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder.
It's the truth, it's actual.
Everything is satisfactual.
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

SOLO by Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird
Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Br’er Rabbit: Home sweet home is the lesson today
My, oh my, born and bred in the briar patch and i’m here to stay!
I’m through with moving on now
It’s where i’m born
And bredin’
The briar patch is where i’m headin’
Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Br’er Rabbit: I’m back in my home now and i’m sure gonna stay
Mr. Bluebird: I told you Br’er Rabbit. There ain’t no place far when you’re in trouble.
Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird: Home sweet home is the lesson today
Br’er Rabbit: Don’t you worry Mr. Bluebird. I learned my lesson.
Mr. Bluebird: The briar patch is where you were born and the briar patch is where you’re gonna stay.
Br’er Fox: One of these days, I gotta thank Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear for flingings me back home to my briar patch.
Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Br’er Rabbit: I’m back in my home now and i’m gonna stay
My, oh my, born and bred in the briar patch and i’m here to stay!
Mr. Bluebird: I’m glad you even helped save the town this time, Br’er Rabbit.
Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Br’er Rabbit: I’m so glad to be here
Mr. Bluebird: And he’s here to stay
Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Br’er Rabbit: Home sweet home
Mr. Bluebird: is the lesson today
Br’er Rabbit: Don’t you worry Mr. Bluebird. I learned my lesson.
Mr. Bluebird: I’m glad you even helped save the town this time, Br’er Rabbit.
Br’er Rabbit: Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder
It’s the truth!
Mr. Bluebird: It’s the truth!
Br’er Rabbit: It’s actual!
Mr. Bluebird: It’s actual!
Br’er Rabbit and Mr. Bluebird: Everything is satisfactual!
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee ay!
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

Well, you know it is a thrill
When you go down hill
'Cause you're riding on a mountain
Of your own free will
And you're zippin' in a flash
On a daring dash
Down the waterfall so rapid
That you go "splish splash"
Zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip
Zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip
Zip, zip-a, zip-a-dee-doo-dah
Zip, zip-a, zip-a, zip-a-dee-do-dah-day

Gallery

References


v - e - d
Song of the South Logo
Media
Song of the SouthOne Hour in WonderlandThe Walt Disney Christmas Show
Disney Parks
Mickey Mouse RevueSplash Mountain

Entertainment: Mickey's Gift of DreamsOnce Upon a Mouse
Parades: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Easter WonderlandJubilation!Usatama on the Run!
Fireworks: Fantasy in the SkyRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!

Characters
JohnnyUncle RemusGinny FaversTobySallyGrandmotherAunt TempyJohnMr. FaversMrs. FaversMaidJake and Joe FaversBr'er RabbitBr'er FoxBr'er BearBr'er TerrapinMother PossumMr. BluebirdBr'er Frog
Songs
Song of the SouthThat's What Uncle Remus SaidZip-a-Dee-Doo-DahWho Wants to Live Like That?Let the Rain Pour DownHow Do You Do?Sooner or LaterEverybody Has a Laughing PlaceAll I Want
Locations
GeorgiaBriar PatchChickapin Hill
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-DahTar Baby

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