"That's What Makes the World Go Round" is a song in The Sword in the Stone. It is sung by Merlin and Arthur Pendragon as they swim in the moat as fish.


Left and right
Like day and night
That's what makes the world go round
In and out
Thin and stout
That's what makes the world go round

For every up there is a down
For every square there is a round
For every high there is a low
For every to there is a fro

To and fro
Stop and go
That's what makes the world go round
Thick and thin
Lose or win
Arthur: Merlin Merlin, I swallowed a bug.
Merlin: Oh. What's wrong with that?
 After all, my boy, you are
 a fish. L-Instinct, you know.
Arthur: But you said I have no instinct.
Merlin: Yes, of course...
 Oh. Oh, I did. Well, th-that's
 neither here nor there.

But the main thing is that you must set your sights upon the heights
Don't be a mediocrity
Arthur: Mediocrity?
Merlin: That's right.
Don't just wait then trust to fate
And say, that's how it's meant to be
It's up to you how far you go
If you don't try you'll never know
And so my lad as I've explained
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Short and tall,
Large and small
That's what makes the world go round
This and that,
Brains and brawn
That's what makes the world go round
The human life it's also true
The strong will try to conquer you
And that is what you must expect
Unless you use your intellect
Strong and weak,
Great and weak,
That's what makes the world go round
Starts and stops
Bottoms, tops
That's what makes the world go round
So don't give up when you are down
When you hit the bottom you're upward bound
And that's what makes the world go round


This song was included on the tapes Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea and in Disney Sing Along Songs: Collection of All Time Favorites: The Magic Years.

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