" is a song composed by Allie Wrubel with lyrics by Ray Gilbert from the Disney 1946 live action and animated movie Song of the South, first recorded by James Baskett. For "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", the film won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and was the second in a long line of Disney songs to win this award, after "When You Wish upon a Star
" from Pinocchio (1940). The song is influenced by the chorus of the pre-Civil War folk song "Zip Coon
", a "Turkey in the Straw
" variation: "Zip a duden duden duden zip a duden day".