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Music Mondays: Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah

It's always a treat to see someone experience Disneyland things for the first time.  Last week I rode Splash Mountain with a friend of mine who had never been on the ride. The song that everyone associates with Splash Mountain is Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah. It's pretty catchy and fun to sing.

The famous song makes its debut in the 1946 live action and animated movie Song of the South. It was written by Allie Wrubel (music) and  Ray Gilbret (lyrics). It actually earned the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1947. The movie version was song by the character of Uncle Remus played by James Basket. Since June 1989, the song was has been featured at the end of the Splash Mountain ride. My kids became familiar with the tune from the famous Disney Sing-a-Along Songs. In fact, the Song of the South was the first Disney Sing-Along Songs released

However you may know, feel or read about the Song of the South 1946 movie, take a minute to read this interesting perspective from Disney Legend (Animator/Writer), Floyd Norman. It was just recently written back in March of this year. 

Most everyone knows the words. It is a song that usually puts people in a good mood. I've also heard it used as an adjective as in "Have a Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah" Day. It's supposed to put you in a good mood. 

Happy Music Monday!