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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

From the musical

Cinderella



Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

"Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" (which is also called "The Magic Song") is a novelty song, written in 1948 by Al Hoffman, Mack David, and Jerry Livingston. It was introduced in the 1950 film Cinderella, performed by the Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton). It was nominated for AFI's 100 years...100 songs, as one of 15 from Disney and one of 17 from an animated movie to be nominated.

A recording by Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters was the most popular. It was recorded on November 7, 1949 and released by RCA Victor Records as a 78 rpm single and as a 45rpm single. The flip side was "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes". The recording reached #14 on the Billboard chart. The same single was released in the United Kingdom by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as a 78rpm single.

The lyrics of the song, as with the title, are composed nearly entirely of gibberish, featuring the title of the song. The 1948 recording, however, has several extra English lines that were not used in the 1950 Disney version, including: "If your mind is in a dither, and your heart is in a haze, I'll haze your dither, and dither your haze, with a magic phrase", and "if you're chased around by trouble, and followed by a jinx, I'll jinx your trouble, and trouble your jinx, in less than forty winks." The tempo of the various recordings also differs widely.

    Release Date: 1957

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-BooJohn Leavitt Bibbidi-Bobbidi-BooSheet MusicSSAMORE DETAILS 
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Various ComposersMore Disney Solos for KidsSongbook & CDChildrenMORE DETAILS 


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