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"Turn On the Old Music Box" is a deleted song from the animated feature Pinocchio.

While it is not sung in the film, an instrumental of the song is heard throughout as a recurring leitmotif for Pinocchio, first when Geppetto throws a little party when he comes to life, then when Pinocchio skips his way to school, and finally during the celebration when he becomes a real boy.

Despite the cut, the song was sold and advertised to the public upon the film's release. A recording of the song was released on a Pinocchio song album from Decca Records around the time of the film's release, featuring Cliff Edwards performing the song as Jiminy Cricket.

Lyrics

Drop everything and turn on the old music box
Old memories return on the old music box
Let's laugh and get away from the cares of the day
Turn on the old music box

Take ahold of your little partner's hand
The time is right, the rhythm's grand
It's better than a great big band
Although it's just a tinkle-tinkle

Turn on a little music, some old-fashioned thing
Play any little tune with an old-fashioned swing
Let's have a little song we can join in and sing
Turn on the old music box

All alone by itself way up on a shelf
Sits the dear old music box
Let's take it down and gather around
And sing while the little thing plays

Sing "la-dee-ay", sing "la-dee-oh"
If you can't sing that thing, whatever you know
Sing "la-dee-ay", sing "la-dee-um"
If you don't know the words, just hum

Drop everything and turn on the old music box
Old memories return on the old music box
Let's laugh and get away from the cares of the day
Turn on the old music box

Take ahold of your little partner's hand
The time is right, the rhythm's grand
It's better than a great big band
Although it's just a tinkle-tinkle

Turn on a little music, some old-fashioned thing
Play any little tune with an old-fashioned swing
Let's have a little song we can join in and sing
Turn on the old music box

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Media
Films: PinocchioLive Action filmVideoGeppetto

Television: House of MouseA Poem Is...
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden Book

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