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"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is a song from Mary Poppins, written by the Sherman Brothers. It was sung by Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) and Bert (Dick Van Dyke). It also appears in the stage show version of Mary Poppins. It was also ranked #36 on the list AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs,[1] along with "When You Wish Upon A Star" (#7), "Some Day My Prince Will Come" (#19), "Wind Beneath My Wings (#44), "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (#47),"Beauty and the Beast" (#62) and "Hakuna Matata" (#99).

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith performed a rap-based cover of the song in Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration.

In the House of Mouse episode "Goofy for a Day", the song "Soup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits" follows its tune. It was also referenced in the episode "Ask Von Drake" when Mickey asked Ludwig Von Drake to spell the word. It was parodied in the TV movie Un País de Cuento. The song was included in the video Disney Sing Along Songs: I Love to Laugh! (which was later retitled for this song).

Lyrics

Mary:
It's...
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious

All (variously):
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Bert:
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
My father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad
But then one day I learned a word
That saved me achin' nose

Both:
The biggest word I ever heard
And this is how it goes,
Oh:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary:
He traveled all around the world
And everywhere he went
He'd use his word and all would say
"There goes a clever gent."

Bert:
When Dukes and maharajas
Pass the time of day with me
I say me special word and then
They ask me out to tea

All (variously):
Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You'll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary (spoken):
You know, you can say it backwards, which is
Dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes
But that's going a bit too far, don't you think?

Bert (spoken):
Indubitably

Mary:
So when the cat has got your tongue
There's no need for dismay
Just summon up this word
And then you've got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
Or it could change your life

Busker (spoken): For example
Mary (spoken): Yes?
Busker (spoken): One night I said it to me girl
And now me girl's my wife!
Ow! And a lovely thing she is, too

All (variously):
She's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Mary:
When trying to express oneself, it's frankly quite absurd,
To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word.

A little spontaniaty keeps conversation keen,
You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrosicous!
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious,

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye

Mary:
When Stone Age men were chatting, merely grunting would suffice.

Bert:
Now if they heard this word, they might have used it once or twice!

Mrs. Corry:
I'm sure Egyptian pharaohs would have grasped it in a jiff,
Then every single pyramid would bear this hieroglyph;

Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Say it and wild animals would not seem so ferocious!

Mary:
Add some further flourishes, it's so ro-co-co-coscious!

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye

Bert:
The Druids could have carved it on their mighty monoliths!

Mrs. Corry:
I'm certain the ancient Greeks would have used it in their midst!

Mary:
I'm sure the Roman Empire only entered the abyss,
Because those Latin scholars never had a word like this!

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary:
If you say it softly the effect can be hypnoscious!

Bert:
Check your breath before you speak, in case it's halitotious!

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye

Mary (spoken):
Of course you can say it backwards, which is Suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus!

Michael (spoken):
She may be tricky, but she's bloody good!

Mary:
So when the cat has got your tongue, there's no need for dismay!
Just summon up this word and then you've got a lot to say!

Bert: Pick out those eighteen consonants and sixteen vowels as well, And put
them in an order which is very hard to spell...

Mary:
S-u-p-e-r
C-a-l-i-f-
R-a-g-i-l-

Jane and Michael:
I-s-t-i-c-e-x-p-i-a-l-i-d-o-c-i-o-u-s!

Ensemble:
S-u-p-e-r
C-a-l-i-f-
R-a-g-i-l-
I-s-t-i-c-e-x-p-i-a-l-i-d-o-c-i-o-u-s!

S-u-p-e-r
C-a-l-i-f-
R-a-g-i-l-
I-s-t-i-c-e-x-p-i-a-l-i-d-o-c-i-o-u-s!

S-u-p-e-r C-a-l-i-f- R-a-g-i-l- I-s-t-i-c-e-x-p-i-a-l-i-d-o-c-i-o-u-s!

Bert (spoken): Here we go! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atroscious!
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious,
Supercalifragilistic-

Jane and Michael: Supercalifragilistic-

Ensemble:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!


Other Versions

Performer(s) Title(s) Translations(s) Language
Rozina Prendi Kostani & Neritan Liçaj Albanian
Denise Simonetto & Ézio Ramos (VHS version)
Elizabeth Hartzersdorf & Marcelo Coutinho (DVD version)
"Supercalifragilistiexpialidoce" Brazilian Portuguese
Teresa María & Salvador Escamilla "Supercalifragilisticoexpialidoso" Castilian Spanish
Louise Fribo & Lars Bom "Superkolofantalistieksplialisofisk" Danish
Joke de Kruijf & Ben Cramer "Superkwalikwantiviaextraquasiotisch" Dutch
Marjo-Riitta "Marjorie" Nieminen & Antti Pääkkönen Finnish
Éliane Thibault & Michel Roux "Supercalifragilisticexpidélilicieux" French
Monika Dahlberg & Harry Wüstenhagen "Supercalifragilisticexpialigetisch" German
נינט טייב (Ninet Tayeb) & דרור קרן (Dror Keren) "סופרקאליפרג'ליסטיקאקספיאלידושס" Hebrew
Tina Centi & Oreste Lionello "Supercalifragilistichespiralidoso" Italian
伊東恵里 (Eri Itō) & 山寺宏一 (Kōichi Yamadera) "スーパーカリフラジリスティックエクスピアリドーシャス" Japanese
Vicky Córdova & Arturo Mercado "Supercalifragilisticoexpialidoso" Latin Spanish
Jannike Kruse & Johannes Joner "Superoptikjempefantafenomenalistisk" Norwegian
Joanna Węgrzynowska & Wojciech Paszkowski "Superkalifradalistodekspialitycznie" Polish
Ирина Линдт (Irina Lindt) & Алексей Иващенко (Aleksey Ivashchenko) "Суперкалифраджилистикэкспиалидошес" Russian
Myrra Malmberg & Stefan Frelander "Superhärlifraggellistighäxlikhalledosen" Swedish

References

v - e - d
Mary Poppins Logo
Media
Films: Mary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsThe Cat That Looked at a KingVideo

Music: SoundtrackMusical
Books: Big Golden BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Garden of the Twelve FriendsThe Great Movie Ride

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney Classics: The Music & The Magic
Restaurants: Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Magic on ParadeDisney On Parade 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars 'n' CarsMickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disneyland Forever

Characters
Mary PoppinsBertGeorge BanksWinifred BanksJane BanksMichael BanksPenguin WaitersFoxAdmiral Boom and Mr. BinnacleUncle AlbertMr. Dawes Sr.Katie NannaMrs. BrillEllenMr. Dawes Jr.Constable JonesBird WomanAndrewThe Pearly Band
Locations
LondonNursery
Songs
Film: Sister SuffragetteThe Life I LeadThe Perfect NannyA Spoonful of SugarJolly HolidaySupercalifragilisticexpialidociousStay AwakeI Love to LaughFeed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)A British BankFidelity Fiduciary BankChim Chim Cher-eeStep in TimeA Man Has DreamsLet's Go Fly a Kite

Musical: Temper, TemperPractically PerfectAnything Can Happen
Deleted Songs: The ChimpanzooThe Right SideThe Land of SandAdmiral BoomMary Poppins' MelodyYou Think, You BlinkThrough The Eyes of LoveWest WindTiki TownThe North Pole Polka