In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job's a game

And every task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! Aspree!
It's very clear to me

That a...
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

A robin feathering his nest
Has very little time to rest
While gathering his
Bits of twine and twig

Though quite intent in his pursuit
He has a merry tune to toot
He knows a song
Will move the job along

For a...
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way


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    General CommentDoes anyone else think the refrain matches up well with "The Imperial March" from Star Wars?
    MinuteWalton December 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentla de da de da de da de daaa!
    blue skyon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationentertain yourself while you clean; sing or whatever.
    an analogy is taking sugar with medicine makes it sweeter, therfore easier to swallow.
    cleaning is easy with entertainment
    sulieon January 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe the song is of metaphors. Sugar = young loving. Medicine = life/reality/pain. Sometimes a person or a hobby (etc) will make life liveable. Obviously, though, in the movie the song had a literal reference.
    IllToast2Thaton December 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLMBO... I JUST got the Imperial March comment. Now that's not very nice. I hear soap is a good way to cure a sassy mouth:)
    cumonbabylitemyfireon December 29, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationDoes anyone think this song has intentional innuendos?
    JaredTamanaon June 10, 2016   Link

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