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"Mickey Mouse March" is the theme song for The Mickey Mouse Club, a children's television series that originally ran from 1955 to 1959 on ABC. It has since become the official theme song of Mickey Mouse and can be heard in many Disney productions, as well as on the videos Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah and Disney Sing Along Songs: Collection of All Time Favorites: The Magic Years. The song was reprised with the slower "Now it's time to say goodbye" verse and different lyrics at the end of each episode that became the show's alma mater. The song remains popular as a children's music standard. In the show's opening the song is partially performed by the mute titular character Dumbo and Jiminy Cricket.

The song was written by the Mickey Mouse Club host Jimmie Dodd. It was published by Hal Leonard Corporation, July 1, 1955. Dodd wrote other songs used over the course of the series. Dodd was a guitarist and musician hired by Walt Disney as a songwriter. Dodd also wrote the “theme day” songs accompanying it on the show.

Lyrics

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
Forever let us hold our banner high, high, high, high!

Come along and sing a song and join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Mickey Mouse Club!
Mickey Mouse Club!

We'll have fun
We'll meet new faces
We'll do things and we'll go places
All around the world we're marching

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
Forever let us hold our banner high, high, high, high!

Come along and sing the song and join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Yay Mickey!
Yay Mickey!
Yay Mickey Mouse Club!

Bum, bum, bum, bum
Bum, bum, bum, bum
Bum, bum, bum, bum
Bum, bum, bum, bum
Mickey Mouse Club!
Mickey Mouse Club!
Mickey Mouse Club!
Mickey Mouse Club!

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! (Mickey Mouse!)
Mickey Mouse! (Mickey Mouse!)
Forever let us hold our banner high, high, high, high!

Come along and sing a song and join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

(Here comes Mickey Mouse!)

Here we go a-marching
And a-shouting merrily
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
We play fair and we work hard
And we're in harmony
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! (Mickey Mouse!)
Mickey Mouse! (Mickey Mouse!)
Forever let us hold our banner high, high, high, high!

Boys and girls from far and near
You're welcome as can be
M-I-C-K-E-Y
M-O-U-S-E...

Mickey Mouse!

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
Forever let us hold our banner high, high, high, high!

Come along and sing a song and join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

He's our favorite mouseketeer
We know you will agree
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Take some fun and mix in love
Our happy recipe
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

Yay Mickey!
Yay Mickey!
Yay Mickey Mouse Club!

Spoken:
Now Mouseketeers
There's one thing we want you
Always to remember

Come along and sing our song
and join our family

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Through the years we'll all
Be friends
Wherever we may be
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
Forever let us hold our
Banner high!

Now it's time to say goodbye
To all our company

M-I-C
Spoken:
See you real soon
K-E-Y
Spoken:
Why? Because we like you!
M-O-U-S-E

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Trivia

  • In the Kingdom Hearts series, the song is the theme music for the world Disney Castle.
  • Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film Full Metal Jacket ended with the marines singing the Mickey Mouse March as they walk through the battlefield.
  • In The Prince and the Pauper, the Weasels were singing a Pete version of the song:
  • Former Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff covered "Mickey Mouse Club March" for the 2008 Disney Mobile Cell Phone commercial. The commercial has only aired in Japan.
  • A shortened version of the song is included in Disney On Ice.
  • In Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers, after Pete kidnaps Mickey and takes him to his dungeon, he mockingly sings the line "Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!" The song is even credited in the film's credits because of this one line.
  • In the PlayStation 2 video game, Disney Golf, an instrumental rendition of the Mickey Mouse March can be heard on all 18 holes featured in the American Course.
  • The reprise version was heard when the happy version of Donald sings to Mickey from the episode Split Decisions in the Mickey Mouse television series.
  • In Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and his friends sing the song in the episode "Donald's Hiccups" on Clarabelle's TV Show.
  • In the Season 6 episode of Full House "The House Meets the Mouse Part 2", an instrumental version of the song can be heard when Michelle's family finally finds her after she ran away from D.J., Stephanie, and Kimmy.
  • A distorted and slightly out-of-tune version of the tune can be heard in the Wii game, Epic Mickey. It occasionally plays in the background during Mickey's visit to Mickeyjunk Mountain. The music in this area can vary depending on the player's moral choices, so the jingle only tends to play if the player made good choices before getting to this area of the game.

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