Open this description for the lyrics, so you can sing along!
A couple years ago, I discovered a video of a cosplay group who used my MIDI file of the Animaniacs theme for a very funny skit they did at an anime convention ("Anime-niacs"). The following year, having now found me online, they asked if I could make a MIDI file of Yakko's World for a new skit they wanted to do ("The Animes of the World" -- more like of Japan, surely?).
So I made this MIDI file for them (actually, the one I made them had a special extended ending for the purposes of their skit).
Only recently did I come up with this idea of using the MIDI file to make a karaoke version of Yakko's World, so that folks out there can dub in their own voice tracks. I know you crazy fans are out there! Let's hear it!
EDIT: More recently, this MIDI file has been used on MTV in Brazil for some sort of "Lost" parody it seems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-j32...
This song comes from the second episode of the Warner Bros. cartoon series "Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs", broadcast on 14 September 1993. Obviously, the music is The Mexican Hat Dance (the original storyboard even had Yakko wearing a different hat for each area he sings about). The lyrics were written by Randy Rogel. ...and here they are (might want to replace "Yakko Warner" with your own name when doing the introduction, eh?):
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And now: the nations of the world, brought to you by Yakko Warner!
United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru,
Republic Dominican, Cuba, Carribean
Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela
Honduras, Guyana, and still,
Guatemala, Bolivia, then Argentina
And Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan,
Paraguay, Uruguay, Suriname
And French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.
Norway, and Sweden, and Iceland, and Finland
And Germany now one piece,
Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Poland, Romania, Scotland, Albania
Ireland, Russia, Oman,
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia
Hungary, Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There's Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan
Both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Portugal
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.
India, Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan,
Kampuchea, Malaysia, then Bangladesh (Asia)
And China, Korea, Japan.
Mongolia, Laos, and Tibet, Indonesia
The Philippine Islands, Taiwan,
Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Sumatra, New Zealand
Then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Tunisia, Morocco, Uganda, Angola
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana,
Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Gambia
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.
Burundi, Lesotho, and Malawi, Togo
The Spanish Sahara is gone,
Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Liberia
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, and Mali
Sierra Leone, and Algiers,
Dahomey, Namibia, Senegal, Libya
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar
Rwanda, Mahore, and Cayman,
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Yugoslavia...
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan.
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Yes, of course some of it is out of date, and some of it was erroneous to begin with. But did you know that there is one country mentioned twice specifically, by different names? It's even lit up on the map twice! See if you can find it!
Although you should be able to record this with your own computer, to save you the trouble, here's an MP3 of it: http://www.keeper1st.com/yakworld128.mp3