“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”

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A happy song…
Joining
Alphabe-Thursday,  letter Z
From Wikipedia:
“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” is a song from the Disney 1946 live action and animated movie Song of the South, sung by James Baskett.[1] With music by Allie Wrubel and lyrics by Ray Gilbert, “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1] It was the second in a long line of Disney songs to win this award, after “When You Wish upon a Star” from Pinocchio.[1]

For many years the song was part of an opening theme medley for the Wonderful World of Disney television program and it has often been used in other TV and video productions by the studio. It is one of many popular songs that features a bluebird (“Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder”), epitomized by the “Bluebird of Happiness,” as a symbol of cheer.


Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Lyrics
Zip a dee doo dah, zip a dee ay.
My, oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine, plenty of rain.
Zip a dee doo dah, zip a dee ay.
Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It’s the truth, it’s actual
Ev’rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day, yes sir!
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay.
Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It’s the truth, it’s actual
Ev’rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, feeling this way.
Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It is the truth, it’s actual. . huh?
Where is that bluebird? Mm-hm!
Ev’rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

Hoping everyone has a happy day!

12 Responses

  1. Interesting ! Didn’t know that !

  2. wonderful post and song for Z ~ love that song, too ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  3. You brought back memories! That song is one of the happiest I’ve ever heard! I can see the Disney video in my mind and the way the bluebird landed on the singer πŸ™‚

  4. What a great memory of a sweet song…

  5. Great song, you can’t help but start singing!

  6. Karen S.

    Please don’t laugh, but I am a big, huge, and completely major fan of this song!

  7. Wonderful song – great memories!

  8. I love that song, but just recently my son was telling me that Disney no longer sells the movie.

  9. Pam Beers

    Funny, I was going to blog about that song. I love it. Been whistling it for years.

  10. what a grand poem, and love the music. Great Z post! {:-D

  11. Oh no…. Now I’m going to be singing this all week…. But you’re forgiven as it is such a great HAPPY song πŸ™‚
    have a brill week!
    Wren x

  12. This is a wonderful song! Great for the letter Z.

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