Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Enchanted Tiki Room

October 1, 1971 - September 1, 1997

THE TIKI, TIKI, TIKI ROOM
Lyrics and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

[Jose]
(yawning) Buenos dias, senorita. My siestas are getting shorter and shorter. Oh, look at all the people. Welcome to Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. Hey, Michael, mi amigo! Pay attention, it's showtime.

[Michael]
So it is and what darlin' people I have sittin' under me. Pierre, you rascal, you! Let's put on the show!

[Pierre]
Mon ami! I am always ready, as you say, to put on the show. (whistles at ladies) Oh, pardon, madame. That whistle was for my good friend, Fritz!

[Fritz]
Ack! Toleba! I almost fell out of my rubber perch. Glad to see you all aboard, uh, ashore, uh, heh heh heh, wherever you are! My goodness, you're all staring at us! We'd better start the show rolling!

[Michael]
Wait! Wait! We forgot to wake up the glee club.

(whistling)

Ole, ole! It's showtime!


In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room.

Welcome to our tropical hideaway,
You lucky people, you.
If we weren't in the show starting right away,
We'd be in the audience, too.

All together!

In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room.

I sing so beautiful, I should sing solo.

Si! So low we can't hear you!

My voice may not be so marvelous, but my profile is out of this world!

Ya-ho! But the trouble is, it's not far enough out of this world! Isn't that right, Smith? Oh, I see! Schmidt has no hair!

Mi amigos, stop the clucking. You sound like a bunch of old hens. There's a lot of birds waiting to go on. For instance...


The boys in the band are called macaws.
Because of their claws?
No! Because they're macaws.
And our fine feathered friend is a jolly toucan,
And two can talk better than one toucan can.

The bird of paradise is an elegant bird.
It likes to be seen and it loves to be heard.
Most little birdies will fly away,
But the tiki room birds are here every day.

In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room.

Our show is delightful, we hope you'll agree.
We hope that it fills you with pleasure and glee.
Because if we don't make you feel like that,
We're gonna wind up on a lady's hat.

In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room.

Our magnificent production is yet to come,
So strum the guitar and beat the drum.
We've been a hit and we know you adore us,
So come and join us in another chorus.

In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room.

A little louder...

In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room,
All the birds sing words and the flowers croon,
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room.

[Jose]
Ah ha! Applause! Applause! Si, that was crazy!

[Pierre]
Mesime! Such wonderful singing calls for applause!

[Jose]
Si, amigos! Applause!

LET'S ALL SING LIKE THE BIRDIES SING
Lyrics and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.
Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
Sweet, sweet sweet, sweet sweet.

Let's all warble like nightingales,
Give your throat a treat.

Take your time from the birds,
Now you all know the words,
Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.

Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
Bubbaboo ba-bubbaboo ba-boo.
Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
Tweet tweet tweet - my that bird sings sweetly.

Let's all warble like nightingales,
Ah, Mimi...c'est magnifique!
Take your time from the birds,
Now you all know the words
Sing along with us

Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.
Let's all sing like the birdies sing,
Sweet, sweet sweet, sweet sweet.

Let's all warble like nightingales,
Give your throat a treat.

Take your time from the birds,
Now you all know the words,
Tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet

OFFENBACH
(This song is an arrangement of "Barcarole," a song from the Jacques Offenbach opera, "Tales of Hoffman," which consists of whistles and squacks of the other various birds in the auditorium.)

[Fritz]
Yah! Yah! Yah! Yah!

[Pierre]
Ecoote, ecoote! Elise, elise!

[Jose]
I think maybe it's music.

[Fritz]
Yah, it is Offenbach!

[Michael]
You stay off of my bach, and I'll stay off of your bach!

[Jose]
Shhh! Let's be quiet and listen.

[Jose]
Let's give the little birdies a great big hand.

[Pierre]
Oui! Applaud! Applaud!

[Fritz]
Yah! You down there, make with both hands!

HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT
Lyrics and music by Ralph Fred, Johnny Noble, and Leleioharu
This song consists of the songs and chants of the various tiki god statues in the auditorium.

ALOHA TO YOU

[Pierre]
Monsieur and madame, it's time to say "adieu," but we hope we will always remember the amazing things which happened here in Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

[Jose, Michael, Pierre, Fritz]
The birdies had their fling.
You've heard the flowers sing.
Tikis play the drums.
Hear them do the chant.

[All]
Farewell and aloha to you.

[Jose]
Ole! Ole! Applause! Let's give the birds a standing ovation. Applause! Hop up down there! Applause! Everybody, stand up on your feet! Ole!

HEIGH HO

[Michael]
And now, as long as you're all standin'...

[Jose]
We have a wonderful magic trick for you.

[Fritz]
Yah! A wonderful trick! Everybody, face the door and the trick is...we're gonna make you all...disappear!

[Jose, Michael, Pierre, Fritz]
Heigh ho
Heigh ho.
It's out the door you go.
We hope you've all enjoyed the show.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.

Heigh ho
Heigh ho.
Keep marching in a row.
Don't stop to work or read a book.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.

Heigh ho
Heigh ho.
Just lift your feet and go.
We'll sing this song,
You'll march along.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.

Heigh ho
Heigh ho.
Step lively, not so slow.
Come back again,
We'll see you then.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.

Heigh ho
Heigh ho.
Make room for our next show.
There's folks outside
Who'll take the ride.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, heigh ho.

Heigh ho
Heigh ho.
It's out the door you go.
We hope you've all enjoyed the show.
Heigh ho, heigh ho.

2 comments:

Jordan said...

At one point in your lyrics (right at the very end) you say the words are "There's folks outside who'll take the ride," but I was just listening to the soundtrack on YouTube, and what they actually said was "There's boats outside, go take a ride," referring to the Jungle Cruise boats.

Unknown said...

I thought it's "There's folks outside, go take a ride." The idea is that there are other people waiting so they're telling you to "go take a ride." It's a humorous and nice similarity to saying, "we've got other things to do, so get lost."