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The Presidents Song is a song sung by the Warners, Background Singer, and Babes Bunny to the tune of the finale of Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture", describing the first 42 Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Bill Clinton.


Voice Actor/Actress Character(s) Notes
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
321SPONGEBOLT Background Singer

Babes Bunny


Click here to view the transcript for 321SPONGEBOLT's version of this song-turned-episode.


Yakko: ♪Heigh-Ho! Do you know, the names of the US residents who then became the presidents,  and got a view from the White House loo of Pennsylvania Avenue?♪

Yakko and Wakko: ♪George Washington was the first, you see, he once chopped down a cherry tree.♪

Dot and Background Singer: ♪President number two would be John Adams, and then number three.♪

Babes Bunny: ♪Tom Jefferson stayed up to write the declaration late at night. So he and his wife had a great big fight.♪

Yakko: ♪And she made him sleep on the couch all night.♪

Wakko and Background Singer: ♪James Madison never had a son and he fought the War of eighteen-twelve [1812].♪

Dot: ♪James Monroe's colossal nose was bigger than Pinocchio's.♪

Yakko: ♪John Quincy Adams was number six, and it's Andrew Jackson's butt he kicks.♪

Babes Bunny: ♪So Jackson learns to play politics. Next time, he's the one that the country picks.♪

Dot and Background Singer: ♪Martin Van Buren, number eight for a one-term shot as chief of state.♪

Yakko: ♪William Harrison, how do ya praise?♪

Babes Bunny (Dying): ♪That guy was dead in thirty [30] days!♪

Wakko: ♪John Tyler he liked country folk.♪

Dot and Background Singer: ♪And after him came President Polk.♪

Babes Bunny: ♪Zachary Taylor liked to smoke... (Violently coughs)♪

Yakko: ♪His breath killed friends whenever he spoke.♪

Wakko and Background Singer: ♪Eighteen-fifty [1850], really nifty, Millard Fillmore's in.♪

Yakko: ♪Young and fierce was Franklin Pierce, the man without a chin.♪

Dot and Babes: ♪Follows next a period spannin', four long years with James Buchanan.♪

Background Singer: Then the south started (Becomes scared) SHOOTING CANNONS!

Dot (Sung) and Babes (Spoken): ♪And we got a Civil War!♪

All (To the tune of "I Wish I Was in Dixie"): ♪A war! A war down south in Dixie!♪

Background Singer: And who's next?

Yakko: ♪Up to bat comes old Abe Lincoln.♪

Dot: ♪There's a guy who's really thinkin'!♪

Wakko: ♪Kept the United States from shrinkin', saved the ship of state from sinkin'!♪

Dot: ♪Andrew Johnson's next.♪

Babes Bunny: ♪He had some slight defects.♪

Wakko: ♪Congress each would impeach...♪

Dot and Babes: ♪And so the country now elects...♪

Yakko and Babes: ♪Ulysses Simpson Grant, who would scream and rave and rant...♪

Wakko and Background Singer: ♪While drinkin' whiskey, although risky, 'cause he'd spill it on his pants.♪

Yakko and Babes: ♪It's eighteen-seventy-seven [1877] and the Democrats would gloat. But they're all amazed when Rutherford Hayes, wins by just one vote.♪

Dot: ♪James Garfield someone really hated.♪

Background Singer: 'Cause he got assassinated.

Babes Bunny: ♪Chester Arthur gets instated.♪

Wakko: ♪Four years later, he was traded.♪

Babes Bunny: ♪For Grover Cleveland, really fat, elected twice as a Democrat.♪

Dot: ♪Then Benjamin Harrison, after that, it's William McKinley up to bat.♪

Yakko: ♪Teddy Roosevelt charged up San Juan Hill.♪

Wakko: ♪And President Taft, he got the bill.♪

Background Singer: ♪In nineteen-thirteen [1913], Woodrow...♪

All: ♪Wil... son takes us into World War I.♪

(Military cadence)

Background Singer: And if that's not enough...

Yakko: ♪Warren Harding, next in line.♪

Dot: ♪It's Calvin Coolidge, he does fine.♪

Wakko, Background Singer, and Babes: ♪And then in nineteen twenty-nine [1929]...♪

Wakko: ♪The market crashes and we find...♪

Yakko: ♪It's Herbert Hoover's big debut.♪

Background Singer: ♪He gets the blame and loses to...♪

Dot and Babes: ♪Franklin Roosevelt, President who, helped us win in World War II.♪

Wakko: ♪Harry Truman, weird little human, serves two terms and when he's done...♪

Yakko (Sung) and Babes (Spoken): ♪It's Eisenhower who's got the power From '53 to '61.♪

Dot and Background Singer: ♪John Kennedy had Camelot, then Lyndon Johnson took his spot.♪

Yakko: ♪Richard Nixon, he gets caught.♪

Babes Bunny: And Gerald Ford fell down a lot. Poor guy.

Wakko: ♪Jimmy Carter liked campaign trips.♪

Yakko: ♪And Ronald Reagan's speeches' scripts all came from famous movie clips.♪

Babes Bunny: And President Bush said, "Read my lips."

Dot: ♪Now in Washington, DC...♪

Wakko: ♪There's Democrats and the GOP.♪

Yakko and Babes: ♪But the ones in charge are plain to see...♪

Dot (Sung) and Background Singer (Spoken): ♪They're the Clintons, Bill and Hillary!♪

(The music starts slowing down)

Yakko and Babes: ♪The next President to lead the way, well, it might just be yourself one day.♪

♪Then the press'll distort everything you say (Babes squawks like an eagle)...♪

(The rest of the music ends at its normal speed)

All 5: ♪So jump in your plane and fly away!♪♪




Instrumental (Demo Version)

Babes' lines

Background Singer's lines

Warners' lines