Best of Friends

Music by Richard Johnston, lyrics by Stan Fidel. Featured in the 1981 film The Fox and the Hound by Disney. English text copyright to them. Latin parody by Dylan Schrader.

When you're the best of friends
Having so much fun together
You're not even aware, you're such a funny pair
You're the best of friends
Amici optimi
et inter se ludentes
male aestimant quam se habeant—
sat incongrui!
Life's a happy game
You could clown around forever
Neither one of you sees, your natural boundaries
Life's one happy game
Vobis ludere,
agereque nugas
est consuetus mos: Iuventutis flos
caret limite.
If only the world wouldn't get in the way
If only people would just let you play
They say you're both being fools
You're breaking all the rules
They can't understand, the magic of your wonderland
Ne rerum ordo prohibeat quo-
minus indulgeatis animo,
inscite qui agitis,
despectis regulis:
ineffabilia sunt vobis magnalia.
When you're the best of friends
Sharing all that you discover
When that moment has past, will that friendship last?
Who can say? There's a way!
Oh I hope... I hope it never ends
'Cause you're the best of friends
Amici optimi
invicem docentes:
Mutantur tempora: De amicitia,
quis sciat quid fiat?
Utinam! Pergatis veluti
amici optimi.