Dumbo script
Dumbo (670)
Synopsis: A young circus elephant is born with comically large ears and given the cruel nickname Dumbo. One day at a show, he is taunted by a group of kids, inciting his mother into a rage that gets her locked up. After Dumbo's ears cause an accident that injures many of the other elephants, he is made to dress like a clown and perform dangerous stunts. Everything changes when Dumbo discovers that his enormous ears actually allow him to fly, and he astounds everyone at the circus with his new talent.

When other folks have gone to bed

We slave until we're almost dead

We're happy-hearted roustabouts

Hike, ugh, hike, ugh hike, ugh, hike

We don't know when we get our pay

And when we do we throw our pay away

When we get our pay we throw our money all away

We get our pay when children say

With happy hearts It's circus day today

Then we get our pay just watching kids on circus day

Muscles aching Back near breaking

Eggs and bacon's what we need

- Yes, sir! - Boss man houndin'

Keep on poundin'

For your bread and keep

There ain't no letup

Got to set up

Pull that canvas

Drive that stake

Want to doze off Get them clothes off

But must keep awake

Hep! Heave! Hep! Heave! Hep! Heave! Hep! Heave!

Hep! Heave! Hep! Heave! Hep! Heave! Hep!

Swing that sledge Sing that song

Work and laugh the whole night long

"You happy"-"hearted roustabouts"

Pullin', poundin' tyin', groundin'

Big top roundin'into shape

Keep on workin' Stop that shirkin'

Grab that rope,you hairy ape

Poundin', poundin'

Poundin', poundin'


Jostling and juggling. Fifteen minutes!

Step right up and get your tickets. Hurry, hurry now.

Hurry to the big sideshow. That's why you go under the big top.

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Joe Grant

Joe Grant (May 15, 1908 – May 6, 2005) was a Disney artist and writer. more…

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