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The seven dwarfs walking on the log.

"Heigh-Ho" is a song from Walt Disney's 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is sung by the group of seven dwarfs as they work at a mine with diamonds and rubies.

The melodic theme for "Heigh-Ho" might have been inspired by Robert Schumann's composition for piano "The Happy Farmer, Returning From Work" from his 1848 work Album for the Young, Opus 68.

The other Dwarf Chorus songs are "Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum" and "The Silly Song".

The group Mannheim Steamroller covered the song on their 1999 album, Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse.

In the 1988 Disney animated film Oliver & Company Tito sings "Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to work we go" when he is rescuing Jenny.

The TV series The Electric Company parodied the song twice, both in Snow White related skits; in one, "Snow Ball and the Six Dwarfs", the dwarfs (five of whom have ly adverbial names and the sixth is called "Doc") enter singing "Ho-Hi, Ho-Hi". Another, a "Director" skit in which the Director is trying to direct a movie called "Snow White and the Three Dwarfs", the dwarfs sing "Heigh-Ho" as an introduction song used to start the show and introduce the dwarfs (Happy always got his name wrong, calling himself "Henry", "Harry" or "Harvey").

The Snow White sequence of the Simpsons episode, "Four Great Women and a Manicure" features the seven dwarfs (based on Simpsons characters) singing another parody of the Heigh-Ho song, "Ho-Hi, Ho-Hi".

One of the most famous scenes in the 1984 movie Gremlins has the Gremlins watching the "Heigh-Ho" scene in a theater in Kingston Falls, and singing along.

Tom Waits recorded a version of "Heigh-Ho," which was included on the "Bastards" Disc from his 2006 "Orphans." The song was recently used in a 2010 Hershey's Kisses commercials.

Lyrics:

We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig in our mine the whole day through

To dig dig dig dig dig dig dig is what we really like to do

It ain't no trick to get rich quick

If you dig dig dig with a shovel or a pick

In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! In a mine!

Where a million diamonds shine!


We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig from early morn till night

We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig up everything in sight

We dig up diamonds by the score

A thousand rubies, sometimes more

But we don't know what we dig them for

We dig dig dig a-dig dig

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

Heigh-ho

[Chorus]

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

It's home from work we go

[Alt Chorus]

Helen-Eva Spicer is AMAZING!


[Whistle]

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

[Chorus]

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

[Whistle]

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho

Heigh-ho hum

[Chorus three times]

Heigh-ho [until fade]

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