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Template:Infobox Song"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is a song from the film Mary Poppins, written by the Sherman Brothers. It was sung by Mary Poppins and Bert. It also appears in the musical version. It was also ranked #36 on the list AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs,[1] along with "Hakuna Matata" (#99), "Someday My Prince Will Come" (#19), "When You Wish Upon a Star" (#7), "Wind Beneath My Wings" (#44), "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (#47), "Beauty and the Beast" (#62), and "The Rainbow Connection" (#74). It is one of only seven songs from Disney that made the cut.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith performed a rap-based cover of the song in Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration.

In the House of Mouse episode "Goofy for a Day", the song "Soup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits" follows its tune. It was also referenced in the episodes "Max's New Car" as an insurance company in the sponsor at the end, "Ask Von Drake" when Mickey asked Ludwig Von Drake to spell the word. The song was included on the video Disney Sing Along Songs: I Love to Laugh! (which was later retitled for this song).

Lyrics[]

Mary:
It's...
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious

All (variously):
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Bert:
Because I was afraid to speak
when I was just a lad,
my father gave me nose a tweak
and told me I was bad
But then one day, I learned a word
that saved me achin' nose
Both:
The biggest word you ever heard
and this is how it goes:

Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

All (variously):
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary:
He traveled all around the world
and everywhere he went,
he'd use his word and all would say
"There goes a clever gent."

Bert:
When Dukes and maharajas pass
the time of day with me,
I say me special word and then
they ask me out to tea

All (variously):
Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary (spoken):
You know, you can say it backwards, which is
Dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes
But that's going a bit too far, don't you think?

Bert (spoken):
Indubitably.

Mary:
So when the cat has got your tongue,
there's no need for dismay
Bert:
Here here!
Mary:
Just summon up this word and then
you've got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
or it could change your life
Busker (spoken): For example...
Mary (spoken): Yes?
Busker (spoken): One night I said it to me girl,
And now me girl's my wife!
Ow! And a lovely thing she is, too!
Busker (sung): She's...

All (variously):
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary (spoken):
Super… calif… ragilistic… expialid… ocious! Oh!

Michael (spoken):
That's not a word!

Mary (spoken):
Of course it’s a word. And unless I’m very much mistaken, I think it’s going to prove a rather useful one.

(sung)
When trying to express oneself, it's frankly quite absurd
To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word
A little spontaniaty keeps conversation keen
You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Ensemble:
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Jane (spoken):
But it doesn't mean anything!

Mary (spoken):
It can mean exactly what you want it to.

(sung)
When Stone Age men were chatting, merely grunting would suffice

Bert:
Now if they heard this word, they might have used it once or twice

Mary (spoken):
That's right.

Mrs. Corry:
I'm sure Egyptian pharaohs would have grasped it in a jiff
Then every single pyramid would bear this hieroglyph

Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Say it and wild animals would not seem so ferocious

Mary:
Add some further flourishes, it's so ro-co-co-coscious

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Bert:
The Druids could have carved it on their mighty monoliths

Mary (spoken):
Oh yes?

Mrs. Corry:
The ancient Greeks I'm certain would have used it in their myths

Mary:
I'm sure the Roman Empire only entered the abyss
Because those Latin scholars never had a word like this

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary:
If you say it softly the effect can be hypnoscious

Bert:
Check your breath before you speak, in case it's halitotious

Mary (spoken):
Oh, Bert.

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay

Mary (spoken):
Of course you can say it backwards, which is Suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus.

Michael (spoken):
She may be tricky, but she's bloody good!

Ensemble:
(Gasp!)

Mary:
So when the cat has got your tongue, there's no need for dismay
Just summon up this word and then you've got a lot to say

Bert:
Pick out those eighteen consonants and sixteen vowels as well,
And put them in an order which is very hard to spell...

Mary:
S-U-P-E-R

Bert:
R

Mary:
C-A-L-I-F

Bert:
F

Mary:
R-A-G-I-L

Jane and Michael:
I-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

Bert (spoken):
Clever clogs.

Ensemble:
S-U-P-E-R
C-A-L-I-F
R-A-G-I-L
-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

S-U-P-E-R
C-A-L-I-F
R-A-G-I-L
-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

S-U-P-E-R
C-A-L-I-F
R-A-G-I-L
-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D-O-C-I-O-U-S!

Bert (spoken):
Here we go!

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilistic-

Jane and Michael:
Supercalifragilistic-

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Videos[]

Other Versions[]

Performer(s) Title(s) Language
Elizabeth Hartzersdorf & Marcelo Coutinho "Supercalifragilistiexpialidoce" Brazilian Portuguese
Teresa María & Salvador Escamilla "Supercalifragilisticoexpialidoso" Castilian Spanish
Louise Fribo & Lars Bom "Superkolofantalistieksplialisofisk" Danish
Joke de Kruijf & Ben Cramer "Superkwalikwantiviaextraquasiotisch" Dutch
Marjo-Riitta "Marjorie" Nieminen & Antti Pääkkönen Finnish
Éliane Thibault & Michel Roux "Supercalifragilisticexpidélilicieux" French
Monika Dahlberg & Harry Wüstenhagen "Supercalifragilisticexpialigetisch" German
נינט טייב (Ninet Tayeb) & דרור קרן (Dror Keren) "סופרקליפרג'ליסטיקאקספיאלידושי"

(Superkalifrajilisticexpialidoshi)

Hebrew
Tina Centi & Oreste Lionello "Supercalifragilistichespiralidoso" Italian
伊東恵里 (Eri Itō) & 山寺宏一 (Kōichi Yamadera)

"スーパーカリフラジリスティックエクスピアリドーシャス" (Sūpākarifurajirisutikkuekusupiaridōshasu)

Japanese
Vicky Córdova & Arturo Mercado "Supercalifragilisticoexpialidoso" Latin Spanish
Jannike Kruse & Johannes Joner "Superoptikjempefantafenomenalistisk" Norwegian
Joanna Węgrzynowska & Wojciech Paszkowski "Superkalifradalistodekspialitycznie" Polish
Ирина Линдт (Irina Lindt) & Алексей Иващенко (Aleksey Ivashchenko) "Суперкалифраджилистикэкспиалидошес"
(Superkalifradzhilistikekspialidoshes)
Russian
Myrra Malmberg & Stefan Frelander "Superhärlifraggellistighäxlikhalledosen" Swedish

References[]

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