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"The Parent Trap" was the title song from the 1961 Disney film, The Parent Trap. It was sung by teen idols Annette Funicello and Tommy Sands, and was written by the Sherman Brothers.

According to the Sherman Brothers, they raised a concern with Walt Disney when they were given the assignment to write this song. The songwriters believed that it would prove difficult to enunciate the two letter "t"s, one immediately following the other (i.e. "ParenT Trap" would prove difficult to say quickly). Nevertheless, Disney wanted to keep the title of the film and so the music underneath the title line of the song compensates for this problem but putting a short break between the words.

Lyrics

Tommy:
If their love's on skids
Treat your folks like kids
Or your family tree's gonna snap

Annette:
So to make 'em dig
First, you gotta rig

Tommy:
Whatta ya gotta rig?

Annette:
The parent trap!

Tommy:
Uh-huh

Annette:
If they loose that zing
And they just won't swing
Then the problem falls in your lap

Tommy:
When your folks are square
Then you must prepare

Annette:
Whatta ya gotta prepare?

Tommy:
The parent trap!

Both:
To set the bait
Recreate the date
The first time Cupid shot 'em
Get 'em under the moon
Play their favorite tune

Annette:
John!

Tommy:
Marsha!

Both:
Ya got 'em!

Tommy:
You lead 'em back to love
With the velvet glove

Annette:
'Cause they're much too old for the strap

Both:
Straighten up their mess
With togetherness
Togetherness!
The parent trap!

Annette:
John, they're playing our song!
Tommy:
I know it!

Tommy:
Ooh, Marsha, what fools we've been!

Both:
Love's on skids
Treat 'em like kids
Loose that zing
And make 'em swing
Love's a mess
Togetherness
Bless our happy home!

Lead 'em back to love
With a velvet glove
'Cause they're much too old for the strap
Straighten up their mess
With togetherness
Togetherness!
The parent trap!



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Media

The Parent Trap | The Parent Trap II | The Parent Trap III | The Parent Trap IV: Hawaiian Honeymoon

Characters

Susan Evers | Sharon McKendrick | Mitch Evers | Maggie McKendrick | Vicky Robinson | Charles McKendrick | Louise McKendrick | Brian Carey | Nicky Ferris | Bill Grand | Mary Grand | Florence | Jessica Dintroff | Jeffrey Wyatt | Lisa Wyatt | Jessie Wyatt | Megan Wyatt | Cassie McGuire | Nick | Thelma | Ray | Jack | Tim Harris | Charlotte Brink | Ben Milton | Abbey Inch | Andromeda

Locations

Camp Inch | Boston | California | Florida | Hawaii

Songs

The Parent Trap | Let's Get Together | For Now, For Always | Let's Keep What We've Got | Nothin' At All | Stand Back

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