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Music Mondays: There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

Written by Disney Legends Richard and Robert Sherman, "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" is a cheerful song that you'll be humming. Walt Disney charged the song-writing duo to create a song for the GE Pavillon for the 1964 New York's World Fair

In the video below, you can see Walt and the Sherman Brothers making their pitch to GE in support of what WED had created for the World's Fair.

"Walt Disney was the eternal optimist, and he really believed that things could be better. And Bob and Dick Sherman wrote that song as a personal ode to Walt. They really meant it.... That was Walt's anthem, and they recognized that." - Marty Sklar

This memorable song can currently be heard at the Carousel Of Progress attraction at The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It was the song that you heard when you entered the Innoventions (1998-2015) attraction at Disneyland. They Might Be Giants did a cover of the song for the movie Meet The Robinsons. It's not far from the original version and was the perfect song for this movie. I heard chords of the song in the extended Tomorrowland movie trailer that can currently be viewed at Disneyland

It's not a very long song and the lyrics are simple...and full of hope:

There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of everyday
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
And tomorrow's just a dream away

Man has a dream and that's the start
He follows his dream with mind and heart
And when it becomes a reality
It's a dream come true for you and me

So there's a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of everyday
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
Just a dream away

Wishing you a "great big beautiful tomorrow!"

-Daisy