FANDOM


Pinocchio291

"Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee" is a song from the 1940 animated Disney film Pinocchio. It is performed by Honest John Worthington Foulfellow as he and Gideon take Pinocchio to Stromboli's Caravan, telling the wooden boy that he will be a star there.

The tune is used throughout the film to represent temptation despite sounding cheery; Foulfellow again sings it when taking Pinocchio to the Coachman ("It's Pleasure Isle for me!"), and the tune is heard on Pleasure Island while the boys enjoy themselves. Lampwick also whistles it to himself as he plays pool. It is also sung at the The Red Lobster Inn.

It was also featured in Episode 301 of The Muppet Show and later reused in Episode 305, sung by Fozzie Bear and Rowlf the Dog. The same version was sung by Mickey Mouse and Goofy with Donald Duck interjecting in the 1989-1990 Disneyland show One Man's Dream.

This song was included on the VHS "Disney Sing Along Songs: Heigh-Ho".

Lyrics

Movie Version

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee. An actor's life for me!
A high silk hat, and a silver cane.
A watch of gold, with a diamond chain.

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Day an actor's life is gay!
It's great to be a celebrity.
An actor's life for me!

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dum. An actors life is fun!

An actor's life for me!
Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, an actors life for me!
A waxed moustache and a beaver coat.
A pony cart and a billy goat.

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dum, an actors life is fun!
You wear your hair in a pompadour!
You ride around in a coach with four!
You stop and buy out a candy store!
An actor's life for me!

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee. An actor's life for me!
With clothes that come from the finest shop,
And lots of peanuts and soda pop.

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Doo. You sleep 'til after two!
It's great to be a celebrity, an actor's life for me!

Pinocchio's Daring Journey Version

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, an actor's life for me!
A high silk hat and a silver cane,
a watch of gold with a diamond chain

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Doo, you sleep 'til after two
It's great to be a celebrity, an actor's life for me!

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dum, an actor's life is fun
With clothes that come from the finest shop,
and lots of peanuts and soda pop

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Doo, you sleep 'til after two
It's great to be a celebrity, an actor's life for me!

Reprise Version

Hi-diddle-dee-dee, it's Pleasure Isle for me
Where ev'ry day is a holiday,
and kids have nothing to do but play

Hi-diddle-dee-doo, if what I hear is true
At noon each day, there's a big parade
The river's flowing with lemonade
A land of pudding and marmalade, it's Pleasure Isle for me!

The Muppet Show Version

Fozzie: Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee. An actors life for me!
A high silk hat, and a silver cane.
A watch of gold, with a diamond chain

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Doo, you sleep 'til after two
You promenade with a big cigar
You tour the world in a private car
You dine on chicken and caviar, an actors life for me!

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee. An actors life for me!
A high silk hat, and a silver cane.
A watch of gold, with a diamond chain
Hi-Diddle-Dee-Doo, you sleep 'til after two

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee An actors life for me!
A high silk hat, and a silver cane.
A watch of gold, with a diamond chain

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Doo, you sleep 'til after two
You promenade with a big cigar
You tour the world in a private car
You dine on chicken and caviar, an actors life for me!

Fozzie and Rowlf: An actors life for me!

Gallery

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.