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The AristoCats Scales and Arpeggios

song music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman, performed by Liz English (Marie), Gary Dubin (Toulouse), Dean Clark (Berlioz), Robie Lester (Duchess), clip from The AristoCats (1970) movie

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Song lyrics


Do mi so do do so mi do
Ev'ry truly cultured music student knows
You must learn your scales
And your arpeggios

Bring the music ringing
From your chest
And not your nose
While you sing your scales
And your arpeggios

If you're faithful
To your daily practicing
You will find your progress
Is encouraging

Do mi so mi do mi so mi fa la
So it goes
While you sing your scales
And your arpeggios
Do mi so do

Do mi so do do so mi do
Do mi so do do so mi do

Though at first it seems
As though it doesn't show
Like a tree, ability will
Bloom and grow

If you're smart
You'll learn by heart
What ev'ry artist knows:
While you sing your scales
And your arpeggios

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Ev'ry truly cultured music student knows
Ev'ry truly cultured music student knows
  You must learn your scales and your arpeggios
You must learn your scales and your arpeggios
If you're faithful to your daily practicing
If you're faithful to your daily practicing
  You will find your progress is encouraging
You will find your progress is encouraging
The song is included in The AristoCats Movie Songs

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