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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band is the first song in the film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band and was written by the Sherman Brothers. It is performed by the Bower family: Grandpa (Walter Brennan), Calvin (Buddy Ebsen), Alice (Lesley Ann Warren), Katie (Janet Blair), Sidney (Kurt Russell), Mayo (Bobby Riha), Quinn (Jon Walmsley), Nettie (Smith Wordes), Rose (Heidi Rook), Lulu (Debbie Smith), and Laura (Pamelyn Ferdin).

Lyrics

All:
Come hear the genuine
Come hear the genuine
The one and only
The one and only
Come hear the hullabaloo, tickety boom,
Tweedle dee dee, plinkety plink
Better get ready to hear
And better get ready to cheer
The one and only, genuine, original family band

Grandpa:
Play it loud!

Calvin:
Play it proud!

Katie:
For together here we stand

All:
The one and only, genuine, original family band

Calvin:
Come hear the hullabaloo of our tuba
Hear the tickety boom of our drum
Hear the tweedle dee dee of our woodwind
Hear our plinkety plinking banjo strum
And when the razzamatazz of our brasses
Begins to pizazz in the air something grand

All:
Better get ready to hear
And better get ready to cheer
The one and only, genuine, original family band

Katie:
We can play with virtuosity
Waltzes, marches, polkas, and mazurkas

Alice:
We can play them sentimentally
Or just like the music of the circus

All:
And when the razzamatazz of our brasses
Begins to pizazz in the air something grand
Better get ready to hear
And better get ready to cheer
The one and only, one and only, one and only, one and only,
One and only, genuine, original, original family band.