Substitutiary Locomotion facts for kids
"Substitutiary Locomotion" is a song written by the Sherman Brothers for the 1971 Walt Disney musical film production Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which was sung by "Professor Emelius Browne" (played by David Tomlinson), "Eglantine Price" (played by Angela Lansbury), and the three children. The spell is composed of five magic words: "Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Satis Dee", which were engraved in the Star of Astoroth.
- When the children, professor and Eglantine work together, as a family, they are able to conjure up the "spirit" (or Spirits) needed to save England.
Treguna Mekoides and Trecorum Satis Dee
The original complete lyrics of the song as written by the Sherman Brothers, included an intro and several more verses, but these were not included in the film. However they have been performed by several YouTubers.
Cosmic wizards of timeless times
- Sherman, Robert B. Walt's Time: from before to beyond. Santa Clarita: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998.
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