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Mickey Mouse March (ver. 1) by Jimmie Dodd - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
Mickey Mouse March (sometimes called The Mickey Mouse Club March), is the opening theme for the television show The Mickey Mouse Club, which was broadcast every weekday afternoon in the United States, from 1955 to 1959, on the ABC television network. The song is reprised, with the slower "it's time to say goodbye" verse, at the end of each episode. The song remains popular today as a children's music standard. The song is Mickey Mouse's official theme song is used on many special occasions. The song is written by the host of the Mickey Mouse Club, Jimmie Dodd. It was originally published by Hal Leonard Corporation, and the original copyright date was July 1, 1955.[1] Dodd also wrote many other songs used in individual segments over the course of the series. Jimmie Dodd was a talented guitarist and musician who was originally hired by Walt Disney as a songwriter. In addition to The Mickey Mouse.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
James Wesley Dodd (March 28, 1910 - November 10, 1964) was best known as the MC of the popular 1950s Disney TV show, The Mickey Mouse Club, as well as the writer of its well-known theme song, The Mickey Mouse Club March. A slowed-down version of this march, with different lyrics, became the very beautiful "Alma Mater" that closed the show. He had some early film roles in The Three Mesquiteers series of westerns. Dodd broke in the William Holden Film Those Were the Days in a minor role. He also played the taxi driver in the MGM film Easter Parade, starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. Dodd had a small role in an early episode of Adventures of Superman, titled Double Trouble. He also appeared in many theatrical films in the 1940s and 1950s, often uncredited. Dodd was the heart and soul of the Mickey Mouse Club TV series, which aired each weekday. He always wore his toothy smile and Mouseke-ears, played his famous Mouse-guitar and sang self-composed songs. His simple yet timeless tunes contained positive messages for kids. In addition, among his other musical contributions is a song that a generation of kids has used for almost fifty years to spell.
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