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"The Three Caballeros" is a song from the 1944 film of the same name.

This song was included on the VHS tapes, Disney Sing Along Songs: Heigh-Ho and in Disney Sing Along Songs: Collection of All Time Favorites: The Early Years.

A shortened version of the song serves as the theme song for the television series Legend of the Three Caballeros.

Background

It is sung by Panchito Pistoles, José Carioca and Donald Duck after José and Donald meet Panchito for the first time.

Outside of the film, the song was featured in the EPCOT attraction Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, featuring some little changes. Donald, José, and Panchito also sang it again in Don Rosa's comic story The Three Caballeros Ride Again.

The rhythm and the final lines are based off Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes, a Mexican folk song.

Lyrics

Panchito: We're three caballeros
Three gay caballeros
They say we are birds of a feather
We're happy amigos
No matter where he goes
The one, two, and three goes
We're always together

We're three happy chappies
With snappy serapes
You'll find us beneath our sombreros
We're brave and we'll stay so
We're bright as a peso
Donald: Who says so?
José and Panchito: We say so!
The three caballeros

All: Ohhhh!
Panchito: We have the stars to guide us
Guitars here beside us
To play as we go
We sing and we samba
We shout, ¡Ay caramba!
José: What means "Ay caramba"?
Panchito: Oh, yes, I don't know

All: Ohhhh!
Panchito: Through fair and stormy weather
We stand close together
Like books on a shelf
And pals though we may be
When some Latin baby
Says yes, no, or maybe
José and Panchito: Each man is for himself!

Panchito: ¡Ay, Jalisco no te rajes!
Me sale del alma
Gritar con color
Abrir todo el pecho
Pa' echar este grito
¡Qué lindo es Jalisco!
Palabra de honor

We're three happy chappies
With snappy serapes
You'll find us beneath our sombreros
We're brave and we'll stay so
We're bright as a peso<
Who says so? We say so
We're three caballeros

Oh, through fair or stormy weather
We're always together
So let come what may
Like brother to brother
We're all for each other
The three caballeros
Forever we'll stay!

We're three caballeros
Three brave caballeros
They say we are birds of a feather
We're happy amigos
No matter where he goes
The one, two, and three goes
We're always together

The three caballeros

Videos

Trivia

  • The word "gay" was censored in later versions of the song, due to the modern popular meaning of the word. However, it is not censored in the Gran Fiesta Tour attraction.
  • During the "We have the stars to guide us" lyric, both Panchito and José's mouths are moving, but only Panchito is singing.
  • Ward Kimball animated a majority of the song, including Panchito's entrance, while Fred Moore animated the solo shots of José, including both shots of him playing his umbrella like a trombone and when he asks, "What means '¿Ay, caramba?'"


v - e - d
Disney Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros Logos
Media
Saludos Amigos (video) • The Three Caballeros (video) • Walt Disney anthology seriesHouse of MouseSouth of the Border with DisneyWalt & El GrupoLegend of the Three Caballeros

Books: The Penguin That Hated the ColdThe Three Caballeros Ride AgainThe Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) CaballerosSouth of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948
Segments: El Gaucho GoofyAquarela do BrasilPedroLake TiticacaThe Cold-Blooded PenguinThe Flying GauchitoBaíaLas PosadasMexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and AcapulcoDonald's Surreal Reverie

Disney Parks
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three CaballerosIt's a Small WorldMickey Mouse Revue

Entertainment: Fashionable EasterLet's Party Gras!Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItSoryo Kobu
Restaurants: Mickey & Pals Market Café
Parade: Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest CelebrationWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Donald DuckGoofyJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesPedroMama PlanePapa PlaneAconcaguaAracuan BirdBurritoPabloPenguinsThe Toy BullFlying GauchitoYaya

Guest Stars: Walt DisneyFrank ThomasLee BlairMary BlairNorman Ferguson
Legend of the Three Caballeros: XandraDaisy DuckApril, May, and JuneBaron Von SheldgooseLord Felldrake SheldgooseLeopold the HorribleHumphrey the BearClinton CootDapper DuckGeorge WashingtonAbraham LincolnThomas JeffersonTeddy RooseveltKing ArthurMerlin

Episodes
Legend of the Three Caballeros
"Dope-a Cabana" • "Labyrinth and Repeat" • "Pyramid-Life Crisis" • "World Tree Caballeros" • "No Man Is an Easter Island" • "Stonehenge Your Bets" • "Mount Rushmore or Less" • "Nazca Racing" • "Mexico à Go-Go" • "Mt. Fuji Whiz" • "Thanks a Camelot" • "Shangri-La-Di-Da" • "Sheldgoose Square Dance"
Songs
The Three CaballerosYou Belong to My HeartWe Are The Three CaballerosMy Name is PanchitoSaludos AmigosMoai VacationGoblin JailDraw the Line
Locations
South AmericaBrazilMexicoArgentinaChilePeruUruguay
Deleted Concepts
Pluto and the ArmadilloThe Laughing GauchitoCaxangaCuban CarnivalThe Hornero BirdBlame It on the SambaMiguelito Maracas