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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 Disney not releasing the film on any home video format 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. Donald Duck quacks the song at the very beginning of the 1948 short Soup's On.

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.

It was also ranked #77 on the list AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs,[1] along with "Hakuna Matata" (#99), "Someday My Prince Will Come" (#19), "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (#36), "Wind Beneath My Wings" (#44), "When You Wish Upon A Star" (#7), "Beauty and the Beast" (#62), and "The Rainbow Connection" (#74). It is one of only seven songs from Disney that made the cut.

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 sang it in Splash, and Angela Lansbury sang it on The Best of Disney Music: A Legacy in Song. It was performed by several child actors, in several musical styles, in the 1993 Touchstone Pictures release Life with Mikey. "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" won the Academy Award for Best Song.

The late Ric Ocasek sang the song in Simply Mad About the Mouse.

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

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 Zip-A-Dee 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

(instrumental) M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

(instrumental)

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 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay

Zip-A-Dee-Ay

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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 Party ExpressJubilation!
Fireworks: Fantasy in the SkyRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandUsatama on the Run!

Characters
JohnnyUncle RemusGinny FaversTobySallyGrandmotherAunt TempyJohnMr. FaversMrs. FaversMaidJake and Joe FaversBr'er RabbitBr'er FoxBr'er BearBr'er TerrapinMother PossumMr. BluebirdSis MolesBr'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


v - e - d
Chipmunks and Chipettes logo
Media
The Chipmunks and the Chipettes Join the Disney Family (video/soundtrack/video game)
Characters
The Chipmunks and the Chipettes (Alvin SevilleBrittany MillerSimon SevilleJeanette MillerTheodore SevilleEleanor Miller) • Johnny 5King Mickey MouseQueen Minnie MousePlutoFigaroMillie and Melody MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckCaptain GoofyRoger RabbitColonel PeteGeneral Ward Touchstone IIIPeggy TouchstoneYen SidHuey, Dewey and LouieMerlinDave Seville † • Ian HawkeToby SevilleJulie OrtegaDr. Nigel ChanningList of cameos

Legendary Power Rangers: Tommy OliverRocky DeSantosZack TaylorBilly CranstonMinh KwanKatherine HillardTrey of TriforiaAdam ParkBlue SenturionT.J. JohnsonKaroneKelsey WinslowRyan MitchellWesley "Wes" CollinsEric MyersCole EvansTaylor EarhardtMax CooperDanny DelgadoAlyssa EnriléMerrick BalitonTori HansonHunter BradleyCameron WatanabeTrent Fernandez-MercerDr. Kat ManxLeanbowDaggeronUdonnaXander BlyVida "V" RoccaMadison "Maddie" RoccaCharlie "Chip" ThornBowen "Nick" RussellMack HartfordWill AstonDax LoRonny RobinsonRose OrtizTyzonnRobert "R.J." JamesJarrodCamilleWhigerGemmaAntonio GarciaGia MoranJames NavarroTyler Rinker
Princesses: Snow WhiteCinderellaAuroraArielBelleJasminePocahontasFa MulanTianaRapunzelMeridaMoanaRayaAnnaElsaAlice LiddellKneesaa a Jari KintakaSofia the First
Zords: Tyrannosaurus DinozordMammoth DinozordTriceratops DinozordSabertooth Tiger DinozordPteranodon DinozordDragonzordTitanus the CarrierzordRed BattlezordAstro MegashipAstro MegashuttleDelta MegashipSilver TitanusWolf WildzordHammerhead WildzordAlligator WildzordDragozordStegozordCephalazordDimetrozordParasaurzordAnkylozordMystic MinotaurMystic FairyMystic MermaidMystic GarudaMystic PhoenixSolar StreakMystic Horse CatastrosMystic Unicorn Brightstar
Megazords/Ultrazords: Dino UltrazordRadiazordAstro Delta MegazordPredazordDinoStegazordMystic Dragon
Villains: Prince Hans WestergaardFranz and Jurgen WestergaardMaleficentKing MagnificoChernabogQueen GrimhildeCaptain HookStromboliThe Headless HorsemanMugsy ToccataAlameda SlimKing George IIISephirothLord DrakkonThraxDuke Org OnikageZeltaxSculpinDark KnightsRedcoatsDark SamuraiWicked WitchesDuergarsOrkniesTengus

Locations
Angel GroveSeville HouseHollywoodPoison Apple ClubNASADAKing Mickey's CastlePrehistory ArcadeForsaken FortressWestergaard TheatreIcicle Mountains
Objects
Star ClusterSupertrain TicketsMaster BucklerGold ZeonizerMagic Cellphones Mystic MorphersMagic Cellphone Snow MorpherMagic Cellphone Wolf Fire MorpherWolf RingerKing Triton's TridentDark Cellphone Knight Wolf MorpherNokia 5100Captain Hook's HooksThe Black CauldronTerrorizer

Swords: ExcaliburSkill and CrossbonesHans' Sword
Torches: Squaw Valley 1960 TorchSapporo 1972 TorchSeoul 1988 TorchAtlanta 1996 TorchNagano 1998 TorchLondon 2012 TorchTokyo 2020 Torch
Food/Drinks: Blue MilkBudweiserCactuar JuiceCandy ApplesCherry CokeChocolate Popcorn with Crait Red SaltCoca-ColaCoo-Coo ColaDalmatian MacaronsDalmatian MilkshakeDeath's BrewDiet CokeGreen MilkGummiberry JuiceHerculadeLost Princess Ice CreamMinnie Mouse CupcakesPaopu FruitPawpsiclePrideland PunchRanger DonutsRoyalberry Ice CreamScallop Croquette SandwichScrooge's Chocolate CoinsSea-salt Ice CreamWonderland Mushroom
Vehicles: GMC VanduraJolly RogerSCS JenovaLiMOUSEineRed Car Trolley

Songs
OvertureWitch Doctor 2.0KUON: Memories of Waves and LightJoker & the ThiefWhere Is Love?When You Wish Upon a StarMickey Mouse MarchThe Dream Goes OnI Think I'm Gonna Like It HereAnother Hard Day's NightNight on Bald MountainGo, Go Power RangersSupercalifragilisticexpialidociousChim Chim Cher-eeAin't No Mountain High EnoughDon't Go Breaking My HeartGood MorningA Dream Is a Wish Your Heart MakesOnce Upon a DreamA Whole New WorldGot My Mind Set on YouPart of Your WorldColors of the WindFrom Me to You FantasyBeauty and the BeastGodzillaAdvent: One-Winged AngelKiss the GirlWe Will Rock You / We Are the ChampionsWith a Smile and a SongImmigrant SongBarracudaMe, Who Am I?Ten Minutes AgoAll I Ask of YouDanse Macabre in G minor, Opus 40All Together Power RangersEwok CelebrationI'm a BelieverFinale
See Also
After All It's a Happily Ever AfterAngel Grove ChronicleENCOMNokia
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