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"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" is a song from Disney's 1933 animated short The Three Little Pigs. The song features the pigs mocking the titular Big Bad Wolf.

It was performed by Fiddler Pig's voice actress, the late Dorothy Compton, Fifer Pig's voice actress, the late Mary Moder and Practical Pig's voice actor, the late Pinto Colvig.

Lyrics

Long ago, there were three pigs,
little handsome piggy-wigs.

For the big, very big, very bad wolf,
they didn't give three figs.

Number one was very gay
and he built his house with hay.

With a hey, hey, toot,
he blew on his flute and he played around all day.

Number two was fond of jigs and so
he built his house with twigs.

Hi-diddle-diddle, he played on his
fiddle and danced with lady pigs.

Number three said, "Nicks on tricks!
I'll build my house with bricks!"

He had no chance to sing and dance
'Cause work and play don't mix

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
The big bad wolf, the big bad wolf?

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Tra-la-la-la-la!

[Yeah, B5, the big bad wolf, huh the big bad wolf, yeah c'mon, the big bad wolf, B5, yo yo yo yo]

From the throw there were three little pigs
Little hats and piggy wigs
For the big bad wolf, the very bad big bad wolf
They didn't give three figs
Number One, man he liked to play, so he built his house with hay
With a hey toot toot and he blew on his flute and he played around all day, now let's ride

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid y'all, we ain't afraid, uh
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid y'all, we ain't afraid (who's afraid of him)

Number Two, he was fond of jigs
And so he built his house with twigs
Hey diddle diddle he played on his fiddle and he danced with lady pigs, huh
Number Three said nix on tricks
I'm-a build my house with bricks
He had no chance to sing and dance, cause work and play don't mix, now let's go c'mon

(I ain't afraid) Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, (no) the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid y'all, we ain't afraid, uh
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf (wolf), the big bad wolf (wolf), the big bad wolf (wolf)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf,
We ain't afraid (oh) y'all (oh) we ain't (oh) afraid (oh no)

Came the day when fated frown
And the wolf blew into town
With a gruff puff puff, he puffed just enough, and the hay house fell right down (Blew it down)
One and Two were scared to death, of the big bad wolfy's breath
By the hair of your chinny chin chin I blow you in
And the twig house answered "yes", huh

We ain't afraid of nothin' (We ain't afraid)
We ain't afraid (Oooooooh)
We ain't afraid of nothin'
We ain't afraid (oh, oh, we are not afraid)
We ain't afraid of nothin'
We ain't afraid (ooh)
We ain't afraid of nothin'
We ain't afraid (ooh, ooh)

(Oooooohhh) Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid y'all, we ain't afraid (I ain't afraid, I ain't afraid)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf (Big bad wolf)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't ant afraid y'all, we ain't afraid (Who's afraid of him)

They were left with Number Three, to save the pigs' family
When they knocked, he fastened unlocked, and he said come here with me (Come here with me)
Now they're all safe inside, and the bricks heard wolfy's cried
So he slid down the chimney, and oh by Jimmy, and the fire, and he was fried, yeah

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the bg bad wolf (I ain't afraid, I ain't afraid)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid (oh) y'all, we ain't afraid (oh)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid y'all, we ain't afraid, uh
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf (we ain't afraid of nothin', we ain't afraid)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid (oh) y'all, we ain't (oh) afraid (we ain't afraid of nothin', we ain't afraid)
(We are not afraid) Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf (We ain't afraid of nothin', we ain't afraid)
(We are not afraid) Who's afraid of the big bad wolf, we ain't afraid y'all, we ain't afraid (who's afraid of him)

[And now, my very special guest - Big Bad Wolf Daddy!]
[Check, please.]

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
The Big Bad Wolf?
The Big Bad Wolf?

Who's afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
Certainly not I!

Who's afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
I ain't afraid of no Big Bad Wolf.
Slap that bass!
Beat that drum!
Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf Daddy: Ready or not folks, here I come!

He's huffin'
He's puffin'
Wolf Daddy gonna blow you away!
He's huffin'
Ain't bluffin'
Wolf Daddy's gonna play!

Who's afraid?
We're not afraid.
Are you afraid?
Oh no! Oh no!
I'm big and mean!
Not what we've seen!
We ain't afraid of no wolf.

He's huffin'
He's puffin'
Wolf Daddy gonna blow you away!
He's huffin'
Ain't bluffin'
Wolf daddy get ready to play!

He's huffin'
He's puffin'
Wolf Daddy gonna blow you away!
He's huffin'
Ain't bluffin'
Wolf Daddy get ready to play!
Give a cheer or star or score!

You won't look out when I blow my horn.
Big Bad Wolf let's hear you playyyyyy.
Big! Bad! Wolf! Dad! Dy!
Gonna blow you away!

[I love to bring down the house.]

Other Appearances

  • The song reappeared in the following sequels of the short.
  • The song has been featured in the following albums:
    • The Disney Collection - Volume 1 (1987 & 1991 editions).
    • The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song.
    • Classic Disney - Volume II.
    • Disney's Greatest - Volume 3.
    • Disney on Ice 25th Anniversary.
    • Disney Timeless Classics.
  • Both Henry Hall and Victor Young recorded their own covers the same year the short was released.
  • A cover by the band B5 was featured in the 2006 album Disneymania 4.
  • A cover by LL Cool J was featured in the 1991 album Simply Mad About the Mouse.
  • The song was featured in the Disneyland television series episode "Cavalcade of Songs".
  • A parody of the song named "Big Bad Wolf Daddy" was performed in the episode of the same name of the animated television series House of Mouse by The Big Bad Wolf (under the name Big Bad Wolf Daddy), The Three Little Pigs and The Bimbettes from Beauty and the Beast.
  • The song was featured in the extinct ride Mickey Mouse Revue at the theme parks Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland.
  • The song is featured in the ride Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland.
  • The song was featured in the daytime stage show Mickey's Gift of Dreams at Tokyo Disneyland.
  • The song was included in the Halloween fireworks shows Happy Hallowishes at Magic Kingdom and Halloween Screams at Disneyland.
  • A piano instrumental version by Bill Cantos can be heard at the restaurant Carthay Circle.

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