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Lyrics from Movies A – C
The Aristocats

Scales and Arpeggios

Lyrics from The Aristocats
Composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Liz English, Gary Dubin, Dean Clark and Robie Lester


[Marie:] Do me so do do so me do
Every 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

[Berlioz:] If you're faithful to your daily practicing
You will find your progress is encouraging
Do me so me do me so me fa la so it goes
When you do your scales and your arpeggios

[Marie:] Do me so do--

[Marie and Duchess:] Do me so do do so me do
Do me so do do so me do
Though at first it seems as though it doesn't show
Like a tree, ability will bloom and grow

[All:] If you're smart you'll learn by heart what every artist knows
You must sing your scales
And your arpe-e-e-ggios!

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