Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lyrics to 'It's a Small World (After All)'

We all know Disney's "It's a Small World (After All)" song is infectious. After hearing the refrain, who hasn't had the song in their head for hours?

Small World good-bye
© Steven Liebman
The original concept for the ride had the dolls singing the national anthems from the various countries, but mix of music and lyrics did not work well. Instead, the Sherman Brothers wrote a simple song that was be translated into many languages and maintained the same music during the entire ride.

Here are the famed lyrics:


It’s a world of laughter
A world of tears;
It’s a world of hopes
And a world of fears.
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all.
It’s a small world after all,
It’s a small world after all,
It’s a small world after all,
It’s a small, small world.

There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to ev’ry one.
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide,
It’s a small world after all.
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