On May 28th, the "it's a small world" attraction at Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary. Disney Legends Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman wrote this simple song that would become one of the most recognizable melody in the world. It has been translated in many languages. There's no better way to get some backstory about the song than from the songwriter:
The attraction is classic and one of Walt Disney was heavily involved in. "it's a small world" is probably one of the first songs my kids sang. Some people like the song and ride, some really don't. But the message is simple and sweet:
It's a world of laughter, a world or tears
It's a world of hopes, it's a world of fear
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
it's a small world after all
Happy Music Monday!