The Walrus and the Carpenter (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

The Walrus and the Carpenter disney song music“The Walrus and the Carpenter” is a song from Disney’s 1951 animated film, Alice in Wonderland. The song is based on a poem from Lewis Carroll’s original book and is performed by the characters Tweedledee and Tweedledum as they tell the story of the Walrus and the Carpenter to Alice. The song features a slow and melancholy melody that gradually builds to a faster and more frenetic pace as the story reaches its conclusion. The lyrics tell the story of the Walrus and the Carpenter as they trick a group of oysters into following them and then devour them. The song is notable for its dark humor and the contrast between the sinister story it tells and the innocent appearance of the characters performing it. Despite its dark subject matter, the song is a memorable and entertaining part of the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack and has become a beloved classic.

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