I'M LATE From the Walt Disney film "Alice In Wonderland" (1951) (Sammy Fain / Bob Hilliard) Bill Thompson (Film Soundtrack) - 1951 Rosemary Clooney - 1951 Barbara Cook - 1988 Barbara Hendricks - 1996 Also recorded by: Danny Kaye; Ann Richards; Sammy Fain; Dick Pearce; Phil Woods Quartet. SPOKEN: Alice was sitting on the riverbank, when all of a sudden, a funny little rabbit in a waistcoat came rushing by saying...... I'm late, I'm late for a very important date No time to say "Hello", "Goodbye" I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late And when I wave, I lose the time I save My fuzzy ears and whiskers Took me too much time to shave I run and then I hop, hop, hop I wish that I could fly There's danger if I dare to stop And here's the reason why You see, I'm overdue, I'm in a rabbit stew Can't even say "Goodbye", "Hello" I'm late, I'm late, I'm late Good morning Mister Chatterbox I'd love to stop and chatter But in six and seven-eighth minutes I must meet with the Mad Hatter The mad, mad, mad, Mad Hatter We must chat about a very important matter I'm late, I'm late for a very important date No time to say "Hello", "Goodbye" I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late And when I wave, I lose the time I save My fuzzy ears and whiskers Took me too much time to shave I run and then I hop, hop, hop I wish that I could fly There's danger if I dare to stop Aand here's the reason why You see, I'm overdue, I'm in a rabbit stew Can't even say "Goodbye", "Hello" I'm late, I'm late, I'm late..........FADE (Transcribed from the Rosemary Clooney recording by Mel Priddle - January 2005)