song with the lyrics “I would if i could but i can’t…” set at a circus

Pretty much what the Post titles says, I remember maybe runaways joining a circus, and someone dick van dyke-esk singing a song to them about , “I would if i could but i can’t, i [something something something] but i shan’t”

It was older, maybe 1950s, in color, and in english.

 

4 thoughts on “song with the lyrics “I would if i could but i can’t…” set at a circus

  1. Those lyrics remind me of one sung in the Disney film “Toby Tyler.” I don’t remember much of it, just a little tune and “Biddle-fee-fee” in the chorus. I hope that helps.

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