Hello, I must be going, I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going. I'm glad I came, but just the same, I must be going! I'll stay a week or two, I'll stay the summer through, but I am telling you, I must be going!
Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Heerman. Captain Jeffery T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx), Animal Crackers, the little ditty Spaulding (Groucho Marx) sings as the famed explorer tries to exit a party thrown in his honor (1929).
This song later became the theme song for Groucho's popular radio and television quiz show "You Bet Your Life." Ryskind adapted this from original Broadway play by George Kaufman, Ryskind, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.