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Blame It on the Samba is an animated short and a song from the film Melody Time. Donald Duck and José Carioca have a case of the blues and the only way to cure themselves is by getting into the rhythm of the Samba which they do with a little help from the Aracuan Bird. It was reissued as a stand-alone short on April 1, 1955.

Synopsis

Donald and José are down in the dumps until the Aracuan Bird introduces them to the pleasures of the samba!

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Characters

Lyrics

If your spirits have hit a new low
And they long to hit a new high
One little musical cocktail
Will lift them to the sky
Mix a jigger of rhythm
With the strain of a few guitars
Add a dash of the samba
And a few melodious bars

And then
And there
You take a small cabaca
One pandiero
Take the cuica
You've got the fascinating rhythm of the samba

And if guitars are strumming
Birds are humming
Drums are drumming
Then you can blame it on the rhythm of the samba

For there is something 'bout the beat you cling to
Not the type of song you sing to
But the kind of thing you swing to
When you get to bouncin' with the beat in your feet

For when you're bouncing to the beat you're reeling
With the carioca feeling
But if you want to hit the ceiling
Here is all you have to do

You take a small cabaca
One pandiero
Take a cuica
You've got the fascinating rhythm of the samba

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Disney Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros Logos
Media
Saludos Amigos (video) • The Three Caballeros (video) • Walt Disney anthology seriesHouse of MouseSouth of the Border with DisneyWalt & El GrupoLegend of the Three Caballeros

Books: The Penguin That Hated the ColdThe Three Caballeros Ride AgainThe Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) CaballerosSouth of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948
Segments: El Gaucho GoofyAquarela do BrasilPedroLake TiticacaThe Cold-Blooded PenguinThe Flying GauchitoBaíaLos PosadasMexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and AcapulcoDonald's Surreal Reverie

Disney Parks
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three CaballerosIt's a Small WorldMickey Mouse Revue

Entertainment: Fashionable EasterLet's Party Gras!Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItSoryo Kobu
Restaurants: Mickey & Pals Market Café
Parade: Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest CelebrationWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Donald DuckGoofyJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesPedroMama PlanePapa PlaneAconcaguaAracuan BirdBurritoPabloPenguinsThe Toy BullFlying GauchitoYaya

Guest Stars: Walt DisneyFrank ThomasLee BlairMary BlairNorman Ferguson
Legend of the Three Caballeros: XandraDaisy DuckApril, May, and JuneBaron Von SheldgooseLord Felldrake SheldgooseLeopold the HorribleHumphrey the BearClinton CootDapper DuckGeorge WashingtonAbraham LincolnThomas JeffersonTeddy RooseveltKing ArthurMerlin

Episodes
Legend of the Three Caballeros
"Dope-a Cabana" • "Labyrinth and Repeat" • "Pyramid-Life Crisis" • "World Tree Caballeros" • "No Man Is an Easter Island" • "Stonehenge Your Bets" • "Mount Rushmore or Less" • "Nazca Racing" • "Mexico à Go-Go" • "Mt. Fuji Whiz" • "Thanks a Camelot" • "Shangri-La-Di-Da" • "Sheldgoose Square Dance"
Songs
The Three CaballerosYou Belong to My HeartWe Are The Three CaballerosMy Name is PanchitoSaludos AmigosMoai VacationGoblin JailDraw the Line
Locations
South AmericaBrazilMexicoArgentinaChilePeruUruguay
Deleted Concepts
Pluto and the ArmadilloThe Laughing GauchitoCaxangaCuban CarnivalThe Hornero BirdBlame It on the SambaMiguelito Maracas


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Melody Time Logo
Media
Melody TimeHouse of MouseVideo

Segments: Once Upon a WintertimeBumble BoogieThe Legend of Johnny AppleseedLittle TootTreesBlame It on the SambaPecos Bill

Disney Parks
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Characters
JoeJennyJohnny AppleseedJohnny's AngelOld SettlerLittle TootBig TootPolice tugboatsWhiteyDonald DuckJosé CariocaAracuan BirdPecos BillSlue-Foot SueWidowmakerRustlers
Locations
New York CityTexasSouth America