This song was written by Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman for the 1967 Walt Disney movie The Jungle Book. In the movie the song was performed by J. Pat O’Malley, Lord Tim Hudson, Digby Wolfe, and Chad Stuart playing the parts of four vultures. The song was first released on the original cast soundtrack album The Jungle Book in 1967. The four vultures in The Jungle Book were based on The Beatles. Before their deaths, Walt Disney and Brian Epstein were in talks to include The Beatles in the movie as the voices of the four vultures. The song was originally written in the style of The Beatles. A deleted scene using the original version of the song was released on the Platinum Edition of The Jungle Book DVD in 2007.