Swissapolka (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Swissapolka disney song music“Swissapolka” is a song from the 1955 Disney animated film “The Great Locomotive Chase“. The film tells the story of a group of Union soldiers who attempt to steal a Confederate train during the American Civil War.

In the film, “Swissapolka” is played during a scene where the soldiers disguise themselves as a traveling Swiss music group in order to board the Confederate train undetected. The song is performed onscreen by the soldiers, who play a variety of musical instruments in the traditional Swiss style.

“Swissapolka” is a lively, upbeat song that captures the spirit of the soldiers’ daring plan. It features a memorable melody and catchy rhythms that are in keeping with the film’s adventurous tone.

While “The Great Locomotive Chase” was not as well-known as some of Disney’s other animated films, “Swissapolka” remains a beloved and memorable part of the movie’s soundtrack. The song has also been covered and referenced in other works of popular culture, cementing its place in the Disney musical canon.

Listen to Swissapolka (Song)

Additional Details

  • Song Written By: Budy Baker, Bob Jackman
  • Year Released: 1971

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