JourneySong: It’s a Small World After All

We’re starting a new series today — JourneySongs! Every so often, we’ll feature videos of music that inspires and encourages us to discover our world.

Our first entry is almost a no-brainer. In the 1960s, Walt Disney created an exhibit for the 1964 Worlds Fair in New York City that would celebrate children around the world. And that’s how “It’s a Small World” was born. The ride features over 300 brightly costumed audio-animatronic dolls in the style of children of the world, frolicking in a spirit of international unity, and singing the ride’s title track, which has a theme of global peace. Today, the exhibit — since updated a number of times — is still featured at all the Disney theme parks. And the song has become a classic known around the globe. In fact, in some countries it’s considered a Christmas holiday song — another good reason to feature it today.

Hope you enjoy the video of when “It’s a Small World!” was brand new, narrarated by Walt Disney himself. It is a small world, after all!

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 every one.
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide,
It’s a small world after all!


JourneySongs is a regular feature on the GoAbroad blog where we share videos of songs that help us discover and celebrate our world. Do you have a favorite JourneySong you’d like to share or have us feature? Just give us  a link to the video you’d like to see featured and tell us why in the comments section below!

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3 Responses to “JourneySong: It’s a Small World After All”

  1. Bob
    Saturday, 25 December 2010 at 11:15 #

    How bout some Sigur Ros or Jon Hopkins?

  2. Ruth Sylte
    Saturday, 25 December 2010 at 11:33 #

    Can you recommend some particular videos? Just put the name of the group, name of the song and a URL to the video here in the comments. Looking forward to getting your suggestions!

  3. Reunion Vacation Rentals
    Friday, 4 November 2011 at 7:29 #

    Great video, and a very nice ride!

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