There's a Lot of Work Out There to Do is a song featured in the segment, The Legend of Johnny Appleseed, a segment from the 1948 animated Disney film, Melody Time. It is sung when when Johnny Appleseed's guardian angel tells his mentor to start packing up in order to grow apples in the great unknown. It is later sung at the end of the segment where Johnny's guardian angel tells the angel version of himself to grow more apple trees by following him up to heaven.

Lyrics

Johnny's Angel: Ain't they 'bout the finest fruit in all the land? Why, shoot, man! They take the cake! Just think, Johnny. Of all the things that apples make... there's apple pickles!

Oh so tasty apple tarts and apple pastry
Apple dumplings, not to mention
Johnny: Apple sauce?
Johnny's Angel: Yes! There's apple fritters light as thistle
And for folks to wet their whistle
Both: Tangy apple cider in a glass

Johnny's Angel: Stew 'em, fry 'em
Boil 'em, bake 'em
Johnny: Apple pie and apple cake 'em
Johnny's Angel: Yep, you can cook 'em any way
There's apple this and apple that
The recipes'd fill your hat
Why I could carry on like this all day!

So, pack your stuff and get a-goin'
Get them apple trees a-goin'
There's a lot of work out there to do

Both: There's a lot of work to do

(pause)

Johnny's Angel You ain't got the-- Dad gum it, boy, I'm ashamed of you!
You got the stuff to see you through.
Why, you got all the seeds you're needing,
And for pretty darn good reading,
There ain't nothing finer than your book

Here's a mighty, handy bonnet
Even got a handle on it
Turn it upside down and you can cook

So, come on, son, and get a-goin'
Get them apple trees a-growin'
Both: There's a lot of work out there to do
Oh, there's a lot of work to do

Johnny: What are we waitin' for? Come on, let's go!
We're wasting time, let's get a-goin'
Get them apple trees a-growin'

Both: There's a lot of work out there to do
Oh, there's a lot of work to do

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Media
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Segments: Once Upon a WintertimeBumble BoogieThe Legend of Johnny AppleseedLittle TootTreesBlame It on the SambaPecos Bill

Disney Parks
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & CafeWonderful World of Animation
Characters
Master of CeremoniesJoeJennyBumbleJohnny AppleseedJohnny's AngelLittle TootBig TootDonald DuckJosé CariocaAracuan BirdPecos BillSlue-Foot SueWidowmakerVultures
Locations
New York CityTexasSouth America
Songs
Melody TimeOnce Upon a WintertimeThe Lord is Good to MeGet on the Wagon Rolling WestThere's a Lot of Work Out There to DoApple FeastLittle TootTreesBlame It on the SambaBlue Shadows on the TrailSweet SuePecos Bill
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