Dumbo Look Out For Mr Stork

song music by Frank Churchill, lyrics by Ned Washington, sung by The Sportsmen Quartet, clip from Dumbo (1941) movie.

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Song lyrics

Look out for Mr. Stork
That persevering chap
He'll come along and drop
A bundle in your lap.

You may be poor or rich
It doesn't matter which
Millionaires, they get theirs
Like the butcher and the baker
So look out for Mr. Stork.

And let me tell you, friend
Don't try to get away
He'll find you in the end
He'll spot you out in China or he'll fly to County Cork
So you better look out for Mr. Stork.

Look out for Mr. Stork
He's got you on his list
And when he comes around
It's useless to resist
Remember those quintuplets and the woman in the shoe
Maybe he's got his eye on you.

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Dumbo is the first Disney animated feature film to be set in the present time of its release: 1941. That won't happen again as it would be the only film to do that until 101 Dalmatians 20 years later in 1961.

During the song the lyrics state, "Remember those quintuplets and the woman in the shoe." The latter is in reference to the classic nursery rhyme "The Old Woman In The Shoe". The former is a reference to The Dionne Quintuplets from North Bay, Ontario, Canada. The Dionne Sisters were well-known for having been the first complete set of quintuplets to survive birth; many times during that era not all children in multiple births survived. The Dionnes were often exploited to the public before finally being reunited with their family.

The song is included in Dumbo Movie Songs

The story is elaborated in German traditional accounts. "Storks found babies in caves or marshes and brought them to households in a basket on their backs or held in their beaks. These caves contained adebarsteine or 'stork stones'. The babies would then be given to the mother or dropped down the chimney. Households would notify when they wanted children by placing sweets for the stork on the windowsill."

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