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Disney Album: Mr. Toad

 

With the 1949 release of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Disney issued an album on Capitol Records called Mr. Toad.

Mr Toad album

The album contains a story narrative and "The Merrily Song," in which Toad (Eric Blore) and Cyril (Pat O'Malley) sing, "We're merrily on our way to Nowhere to Particular." Music is by Frank Churchill and Charles Wolcott. Lyrics are by Larry Morey and Ray Gilbert.

(Scroll past the lyrics to see more about the album.)

You can download an MP3 of the Mr. Toad album from Iverness Primary School. The lyrics as heard on that album are here.

 

"The Merrily Song" Lyrics

Tally ho! Tally ho! Tally ho! Cyril, tally ho!
Where are we going, Governor?
Are we on our way to Nottingham?
To Brittingham, to Buckingham?
Or any hammy hamlet by the sea?
No!

And now we're on our way to Devonshire
To Lancashire to Worcestershire
I'm not so sure
We'll have to wait and see.

Are we on our way to Dover?
Or going merrily over
The jolly old road that goes to Plymouth
Ho!
No!

We're merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Merrily on our way
To nowhere in particular
We're merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Merrily on our way
Though the roads are perpendicular

We're always in a hurry
We have no time to stall
We've got to be there
We've got to be there
But where we can't recall
Whoops!

We're merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Merrily on our way
To nowhere at all

 

You can see a fantastic poster featuring the Merrily Song (based on the movie lyrics) by clicking this miniature version. The poster is by Richard Terpstra, who is willing to sell you a very fine printed version of it at a reasonable price.

Merrily Song Mr. Toad

The movie version extends the song slightly, as you can hear in this video:

 

The front cover of the Mr. Toad album opens to show a two-page spread of Mr. Toad and his adventures.

Mr. Toad album Capitol Records

Toad can be seen in the Capitol-Disney parade on the back of the Mr. Toad album cover, along with Goofy, Mickey, Donald, and one of the three pigs.

Mr Toad album back

Mr Toad Capitol Records

 

Kenneth Grahame also wrote The Song of Mr. Toad, which is really a poem and not a song.

 

 


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