It's a Small World (After All)

Information About It's a Small World (After All)

The song was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman in the early 1960s and was commission by Walt Disney for an attraction called "It's a Small World". The ride can be found at many Disney theme parks across the world and the song has become one of the best known Disney tunes. Some say that it is one of the most frequently performed and translated songs of all time and is often described as "a gift to the children of the world".

Some Background about the song

It was originally written to be a prayer and sung much slower and somberly. This is a happy song. But some people think it is a sad song because sometimes people sing this song when they think they won't see each other again. This song means that the world is a small world and at the end people or friends will always see each other again. People said that whenever they sing this song they remember their friends or family members that are missing. The exact year that this song was written in is not really clear. Many people told that they lost their friends or family members but they have confidence they will see them again because of this song. This song brings many feelings of joy and happiness but also sad and loneliness. The song was played at the 1964 World's Fair.

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Diann McFarland, Roseburg Oregon

11 April 2014 at 2:46am

I think of the many children I have taught in the U.S. and overseas!

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Thomas Simmons, California, USA

7 January 2014 at 12:45am

I think this is a great song along with so much meaning. For Paula, from Australia, some people who are writing here speak/write English as a second language as well as some are just not proficient at writing. This is not the place for children (or anyone) to learn how to write. It's to communicate emotion.

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molly, united states

3 December 2013 at 7:08pm

this is the best song ever you should here ths song forever i cant stop singing it im 16

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nadra, wallsal

30 November 2013 at 10:51am

im singing it for w factor

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Mary, United States

27 November 2013 at 7:51pm

I think I've been on this ride at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World about 30 times. I was on the original ride in the original building which is the one at Disneyland at the New York World's Fair both years in 1964-65. It's the best and I love the song and love to sing along whenever I hear it. In case you haven't figured out, I must be older inasmuch as I referred to the World's Fair in 1964-65 -- I'm 65 years old and still a kid. I think Disneyland & Disney World are really built for adults rather than children so they can be kids again forever.

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sum, United States

13 November 2013 at 2:42am

fun

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ejandra mae gagahasin, hello

6 October 2013 at 1:45am

very wonderfull song

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FRANK CONRAD, United States

2 October 2013 at 11:23am

BRINGS BACK THE GREATEST MEMORIES IN MY FIRST YEAR OF MARRAGE WHEN WE WENT ON THE RIDE 5 TIMES TO HEAR THIS SONG OVER AND OVER. GOD BLESS THOSE WHO WROTE THIS ONE

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noiramV, United States

7 September 2013 at 5:21pm

I love this song. We once had a peace corps volunteer (Hello Beverly!) who lived with us back in our country in the 70's. She would sing and play this song in the piano and I just loved listening to her especially when she was already on the refrain part where she would sing it in our own dialect. The way she was pronouncing the words in our lingo was very cute :-)

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Horst & Rita, Germany

12 February 2013 at 2:07pm

Wir haben uns in Orlando in die Schau und das Lied verliebt.Habe eine CD gekauft und höre es immer wieder einmal

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Rishab, Nepal

31 January 2013 at 4:49pm

I really love this rhymes...can i get guitar chords for it...?

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Ajabbu, Pakistan

30 January 2013 at 1:36pm

i,m teaching this to my kindergarten kids and they sing it so beautifully..and they have learnt the words so quickly and sing it with joy.

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Tyjo, United States

5 December 2012 at 10:46pm

I wish it had the original music

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Asifa, Canada

31 March 2012 at 4:50am

This is still my best "Disney" ride! I went there for the 3rd time and I am over 55 and I still love it. Going to teach it to my kids at school to sing for the Winter concert.

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Morven, United Kingdom

20 March 2012 at 4:08pm

I don't know the tune for this song, but when I think of it, I think of The Lion King - you know, Zazu starts singing it and Scar cuts him off?

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Noblechuks, Nigeria

12 February 2012 at 7:50am

I couldnt stop listening to dis song

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Arfa, India

24 January 2012 at 7:14pm

A very nice song i hae select this song for my anual day function

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Kuhu, India

18 November 2011 at 2:54pm

It's a very beautiful song I am a sudent of f.A.P.S My sir has given us this song Thankyou to my sir

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Bhavya Bhardwaj, India

18 November 2011 at 2:43pm

Its a great song

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Nicholas, United States

17 November 2011 at 3:45pm

I like the ride really much.

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.