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"Following the Leader" is a song where John plays follow the leader with Michael and the Lost Boys from Disney's 1953 animated film, Peter Pan.

This song was included on the VHS, Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.

Lyrics

Lost Boys and John:
Following the leader, the leader, the leader
We're following the leader
Wherever he may go

Tee dum, tee dee, a teedle ee do tee day
Tee dum, tee dee it's part of the game we play
Tee dum, tee dee, the words are easy to say
Just a teedle ee dum a teedle ee do tee day

Tee dum, tee dee, a teedle ee do tee dum
We're one for all, and all of us out for fun
We march in line and follow the other one
With a teedle ee do a teedle ee do tee dum

Following the leader, the leader, the leader
We're following the leader
Wherever he may go
We're out to fight the Injuns, the Injuns, the Injuns
We're out to fight the Injuns
Because he told us so

Tee dum, tee dee a teedle ee do tee day
We march along and these are the words we say:
Tee dum, tee dee, a teedle de dum dee-day
Oh, a teedle ee dum a teedle ee do tee day

Oh, a teedle ee dum a teedle ee-do-tee-day

Kids: Tee dum, tee dee a teedle ee doe tee day
Tee dum, tee dee, it's part of the game we play
Tee dum, tee dum, the words are easy to say
Just a teedle ee dum, a teedle ee doe tee day

Tee dum, tee dee, a teedle ee doe tee di
We march along and follow the other guy
Each thing he does the rest of us have to try
With a teedle ee doe a teedle ee doe tee di

We're following the leader, the leader, the leader
We're following the leader wherever he may go
We won't be home 'til morning, 'til morning, 'til morning
We won't be home 'til morning because he told us so

Tee dum, tee dee, a teedle ee doe tee day
We're out for fun and this is the game we play
Come on, join in and sing your troubles away
With a teedle ee dum a teedle ee doe tee day

We're off to see the tigers, the tigers, the tigers
We're off to see the tigers and this is what we'll do
We may bring back a million, a trillion, a zillion
We may bring back a million, or maybe one or two

Tee dum, tee dee a teedle ee doe tee day
We march for fun and these are the words we say
Tee dum, tee dee a teedle ee doe tee day
Oh, a teedle ee dum a teedle ee doe tee day

We're following the leader, the leader, the leader
We're following the leader wherever he may go
We won't be home 'til morning, 'til morning, 'til morning
We won't be home 'til morning, because he told us so

Tee dum, tee dee a teedle ee doe tee dum
We're one for all, and all of us out for fun
We march in line and follow the other one
With a teedle ee do a teedle ee do tee dum
With a teedle ee do a teedle ee do tee dum

Trivia

  • On Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun and Pongo & Perdita, the lyrics contain "We're off to fight the Injuns, the Injuns, the Injuns..." is changed to "We won't be home 'til morning, 'til morning, 'til morning..." due to the former lyrics being politically incorrect by today's standards. The song is also played in a lower key.
  • The rhinoceros, who appears briefly in the song sequence, makes a small cameo appearance with all the other Toons at the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • An instrumental version of the song is briefly heard at the beginning of both Return to Never Land and The Pirate Fairy.


v - e - d
Peter Pan Logo
Media

Films: Peter Pan | Return to Never Land | Tink | Video
Television: House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Specials: The Walt Disney Christmas Show
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land | Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land | Disney Universe | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Epic Mickey series | Disney's Villains' Revenge
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Adventure Isle | Back to Never Land | Disney Animation Building | It's a Small World | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Peter Pan's Flight | Skull Rock | Storybook Land Canal Boats
Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Dream Along with Mickey | Fantasmic! | Fantasy in the Sky | Following the Leader with Peter Pan | It's Party Time... with Mickey and Friends | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Make a Wish: Peter Pan to the Rescue | Once Upon a Time | One Man's Dream | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | Peter Pan El Rescate | Villains Tonight!
Restaurants: Captain Hook's Galley
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade | Disney Magic on Parade | Festival of Fantasy Parade | Jubilation! | Main Street Electrical Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Paint The Night Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | The Villains World | Villains Mix and Mingle | Villains Night Out!
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters

Peter Pan: Peter Pan | Peter Pan's Shadow | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Micheal Darling | George Darling | Mary Darling | Nana | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Pirate Crew | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lost Boys | Indian Chief | Tiger Lily | Indians | Mermaids | Fairies
Return to Never Land: Edward | Jane | Danny | Nana II | Octopus

Locations

London | Bloomsbury, England, UK | Nursery | Big Ben | Neverland | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Indian Camp | Hangman's Tree

Songs

Peter Pan: The Second Star to the Right | You Can Fly | A Pirate's Life | Following the Leader | What Made the Red Man Red? | Your Mother and Mine | The Elegant Captain Hook | Never Smile at a Crocodile
Return to Never Land: I'll Try | So to Be One of Us

Objects

Pixie Dust | Alarm Clock | Captain Hook's Hooks | Bomb

Spin-offs

Disney Fairies | Jake and the Never Land Pirates

See Also

Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!

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