James Baskett - ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH

First performance: 14/03/2011


Coverinfo

 
  
 
The song was performed during the 26th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Springsteen joins inductee Darlene Love on stage for three songs (Sessions Band member Curtis King sings backing vocals). Bette Midler is also on stage for "He's A Rebel". Additionally, Bruce sings a line from the crowd during Neil Diamond's set on "Sweet Caroline". Darlene Love was an inductee of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2011.
 

Songinfo

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" 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". 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

My oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

Mister bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Yeah

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

My oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

Mister bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Oh yeah

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dahhh
Zip-Zip-Zip-A-Dee-A
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dahhh

Mister bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth
It's actual
Everything is satisfactual
Everything is satisfactual
Everything is satisfactual

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A
My oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

Wonderful feeling
What a wonderful day
Wonderful feeling
What a wonderful day
Wonderful feeling
What a wonderful day
Wonderful feeling
What a wonderful day
Wonderful feeling (zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
What a wonderful day
Wonderful feeling (zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
What a wonderful day
Wonderful feeling (zip-a-dee-doo-dah)
What a wonderful day