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Blame It on the Samba is an animated short and a song from the film Melody Time. Donald Duck and Jose 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.


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




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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Books and Comics: The Penguin That Hated the Cold | The Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) Caballeros | The Three Caballeros Ride Again | South of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948

Segments: El Gaucho Goofy | Aquarela do Brasil | Pedro | Lake Titicaca | The Cold-Blooded Penguin | The Flying Gauchito | Baía | Los Posadas | Mexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and Acapulco | Donald's Surreal Reverie

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Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros | It's a Small World | Mickey Mouse Revue

Restaurants: Mickey & Pals Market Café
Parade: Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration | World of Color: Season of Light

Donald Duck | Goofy | José Carioca | Panchito Pistoles | Pedro | Mama Plane | Papa Plane | Aconcagua | Aracuan Bird | Burrito | Pablo and the Penguins | The Toy Bull | Flying Gauchito | Yaya

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Deleted Concepts
The Laughing Gauchito | Caxanga | Cuban Carnival | The Hornero Bird | Blame It on the Samba | Aurora the Parrot | Miguelito Maracas

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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
JoeJennyJohnny AppleseedJohnny's AngelOld SettlerLittle TootBig TootPolice tugboatsWhiteyDonald DuckJosé CariocaAracuan BirdPecos BillSlue-Foot SueWidowmakerRustlers
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