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"The Walrus and the Carpenter" is a song from Disney's 1951 animated feature film, Alice in Wonderland. It features twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum telling Alice the story of the wicked Walrus and Carpenter and how curiosity can get one in trouble.

The song was performed by the late J. Pat O'Malley, who performed the roles of all characters involved: Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the Walrus, the Carpenter, and the Curious Oysters.

LyricsEdit

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

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

And this was odd because it was
The middle of the night!

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand

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

"Mr. Walrus!"
Said the Carpenter,

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

["Work?!?"]
"The time has come..."
The Walrus said,
"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"

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

["Ahem!"]

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

"The sea is nice,
Take my advice
And stay right here"
Mum said

["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!"]

["Listen, how 'bout some pepper and salt and vinegar, eh?"]

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

["Feed?!?"]

["Oh, yes...
The time has come, my little friends
To talk of food and things"]

"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!"

["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"]

"Little Oysters? Little Oysters?"
But answer, there came none
And this was scarcely odd because
They'd been eaten
Every one!

["Hm... Well, uh... Ha, ha. Ha, ha. Ha, ha. Ahem, uh... The time has come!"]

With cabbages and kings!
[The End!]

Other Appearances Edit

  • The song was featured in the film's soundtrack.
  • The song was performed on on the jukebox revue On the Record.

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