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"The Walrus and the Carpenter" is a song from Alice in Wonderland, sung and narrated by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. It was originally a poem by Lewis Carroll.

Lyrics

Tweedle Dum:
The sun was shining on the sea
Shining with all his might

Tweedle Dee:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright

Tweedle Dum:
And this was odd because it was

Both:
The middle of the night

Tweedle Dee:
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand

Tweedle Dum:
The beach was wide
From side to side
But much too full of sand

Carpenter:
Mr. Walrus!

Tweedle Dee:
Said the Carpenter

Carpenter:
My brain begins to perk
We'll sweep this clear
In 'alf a year
If you don't mind the work

Walrus: Work?!?

The time has come...

Tweedle Dee:
The Walrus said

Walrus:
To talk of other things
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax
Of cabbages and kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings
Calloo-Callay
No work today!
We're cabbages and kings

Oh, uh, Oysters, come and walk with us
The day is warm and bright
A pleasant walk
A pleasant talk
Would be a sheer delight

Carpenter:
Yes, should we get hungry on the way
We'll stop and, uh, have a bite

Walrus: Ahem!

Tweedle Dum:
But Mother Oyster winked her eye
And shook her heavy head
She knew too well this was no time
To leave her Oyster bed

Mother Oyster:
The sea is nice,
Take my advice
And stay right here

Tweedle Dee:
Mum said

Walrus: Yes, yes, of course, of course, but, uh, ha, ha!

The time has come, my little friends
To talk of other things
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax
Cabbages and kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings, ha ha
Callo-Callay
Come, run away
With cabbages and kings!

Well, now, uh, let me see... Ah!

A loaf of bread is what we chiefly need!

Carpenter:
Listen, how 'bout some pepper and salt and vinegar, eh?

Walrus:
Well, yes, yes, splendid idea, ha ha!
Very good, indeed
Now, if you're ready, Oysters, dear
We can begin the feed

Oysters: Feed?!?

Walrus: Oh, yes...

The time has come, my little friends
To talk of food and things

Carpenter:
Of peppercorns and mustard seeds
And other seasonings!
We'll mix 'em all together
In a sauce that's fit for kings
Calloo-Callay
We'll eat today
Like cabbages and kings!

Walrus: I, uh...

I, I weep for you. I (hic), oh, excuse me
I deeply sympathize
For I've enjoyed your company,
Oh, much more Than you realize

Carpenter:
Little Oysters? Little Oysters?

Tweedle Dee:
But answer, there came none

Tweedle Dum:
And this was scarcely odd because

Both:
They'd been eaten
Every one!

Walrus: Hm... Well, uh... Ha, ha. Ha, ha. Ha, ha. Ahem, uh... The time has come!

Tweedle Dee and Dum:
With cabbages and kings!
The End!

Demo Version

O Oysters, come and walk with us Most humbly did beseech. A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk, Along the briny beach.

O joy, o bliss, o jolly day! We're going to have a holiday!

We cannot do with more than four To give a hand to each.

O joy, o bliss, o jolly day! We're going to have a holiday!

The eldest Oyster looked at him, But never a word she said: The eldest Oyster winked her eye, And shook her heavy head-- Which meant to say she did not choose To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters then hurried up, eager for the treat Our coats are brushed, our faces are washed Our shoes are clean and neat And this was odd, because, you know We haven't any feet! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha We haven't any feet!

Four other Oysters followed them, And yet another four; And thick and fast they came at last, And more, and more, and more-- All hopping through the frothy waves, And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter Walked on a mile or so, And then they rested on a rock Conveniently low: And all the little Oysters stood And waited in a row.

Oh wait a bit, please wait a bit, Before we have our chat; For some of us are out of breath, And all of us are fat!

No hurry!

...said the Carpenter. They thanked him much for that.

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you Thanks, kind sir, for that!

The time has come, the time has come, To talk of many things: Of shoe and ships and sealing-wax Of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot-- And whether pigs have wings!

The time has come, the time has come, To talk of many things: Of shoe and ships and sealing-wax Of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings!

The time has come, the time has come, to talk of many things!

"A loaf of bread," the Walrus said, "Is what we chiefly need: Salt and vinegar besides Are very good indeed An oyster fork, tabasco sauce And we'll begin to feed."

But not on us! the Oysters cried, Turning a little blue. "After such kindness, that would be A dismal thing to do!" The night is fine.." the Walrus said. "Do you admire the view?

"It was so kind of you to come! And you are very nice!" The Carpenter said nothing but

Cut us another slice: I wish you were not quite so deaf-- I've had to ask you twice!

It seems a shame, indeed a shame To play them such a trick After we've brought them out so far And made them trot so quick

The Carpenter said nothing but "The butter's spread too thick!

I weep for you, I weep for you I deeply sympathize. With sobs and tears he sorted out Those of the largest size, Holding his pocket-handkerchief Before his streaming eyes.

Carpenter: O Oysters, little oyster friends, You've had a pleasant run! Shall we be trotting home again?

But answer came there none... And this was scarcely odd, because... Yes,this was scarcely odd, because... That greedy, greedy Walrus Had eaten every one!


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Media
Films: Alice in Wonderland (Video) • 2010 film (Video) • Alice Through the Looking Glass

TV Series: Adventures in Wonderland (Episode List) • BonkersHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandA Poem Is...
Shorts and Specials: A Lesson in Appreciating DifferencesDonald in Mathmagic LandReading Magic with Figment and Alice in WonderlandOne Hour in WonderlandOperation Wonderland
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Music: Alice and the Mad Tea PartyAlice and the TrialAlice and the White RabbitAll the Songs from Walt Disney's Alice in WonderlandLittle Nipper Giant Storybook Record AlbumAlmost Alice

Disney Parks
Animated film: Alice's Curious LabyrinthAlice in WonderlandArt of AnimationClub VillainDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldMad Tea PartyMickey Mouse RevueStorybook Land Canal Boats

Live action: Alice in Wonderland MazeMad T PartyThe Nightmare Experiment
Entertainment: One Man's DreamQueen of Hearts's Easter Bonnet Party
Restaurants: Cheshire CafeMarch Hare RefreshmentsQueen of Hearts Banquet Hall
Shops: The Mad Hatter
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney On Parade 100 Years of MagicDisney on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's WaterWorksMinnie's Little Spring TrainWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
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Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Animated film: AliceDinahAlice's older sisterMad HatterMarch HareDormouseWhite RabbitCheshire CatThe DoorknobDodoTweedle Dee and Tweedle DumThe Walrus and the CarpenterCurious OystersBill the LizardFlowers of WonderlandCaterpillarHammer and Pencil BirdsMome RathsCard SoldiersQueen of HeartsKing of HeartsFlamingosHedgehogs

Live action films: Alice KingsleighCharles KingsleighMargaret KingsleighHelen KingsleighLady AscotLord AscotHamish AscotFiona and Faith ChattawayNivins McTwispTarrant HightoppThackery EarwicketMallyAbsolemThe Tweedle BoysChessurUilleamBielleBayardFrog ServantsTall FlowersThe Red QueenThe White QueenKnave of HeartsMonkey ServantsBandersnatchThe Jub Jub BirdJabberwockyArmoured CardsArmoured Chess PiecesTime
Other: Mary AnnHumpty Dumpty

Objects
Animated film: Drink Me BottleEat Me CookiesWhite Rabbit's Watch

Live action films: UpelkuchenOraculumChronosphere
Other: Mad Hatter's hat

Locations
Animated film: WonderlandRabbit HoleThe ExteriorWhite Rabbit's HouseShorelineThe Meadow of Living FlowersThe MushroomThe Mad Hatter's HouseThe Queen of Hearts' CastleWonderland MazeTulgey WoodEnglandLondon

Live action films: UnderlandThe Red Queen's CastleThe White Queen's CastleTime's Castle

Songs
Animated film: Alice in WonderlandIn a World of My OwnI'm LateSailor's HornpipeThe Caucus RaceHow Do You Do and Shake HandsThe Walrus and the CarpenterOld Father WilliamAll in the Golden AfternoonThe Unbirthday SongVery Good AdvicePainting the Roses RedDodgsonlandOcean of TearsSimon SaysWhooooo Are Youuuuu?

Live action films: Alice's themeAliceJust Like FireWhite Rabbit
Deleted: Beyond the Laughing SkyBeautiful SoupBeware the JabberwockI'm OddThe Lobster QuadrilleGavotte of the CardsEntrance of the ExecutionerWhen the Wind is in the EastSo They Say

Deleted Concepts and Characters
JabberwockyAnthropomorphic "Drink Me" BottleThe PuppyThe Gryphon and the Mock Turtle1933 film1939 film]

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