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Monday, March 28, 2016

Music Mondays: Fortuosity


The Disney song Fortuosity was featured in the last movie supervised by Walt Disney- The Happiest Millionaire and was written by the Sherman Brothers.

In the film, the song is sung by Tommy Steele whose character has just arrived in Boston from Ireland. He quickly gets work as a butler working for the wealthy yet eccentric Biddle family. The song expresses his belief in "lucky chances" since he has found work so quickly.




Well now, ain't this an elegant neighborhood
All the residents dressed so fine
One day off the boat am I
With a job that's nearly mine
'Tis a job with an elegant millionaire
And his elegant family
Today I move from immigrant to high society
Now you may call that luck
And you may call it fortune,
But me, meself, I call it.....

Fortuosity, that's me byword
Fortuosity, me twinkle in the eye word
Sometimes castles fall to the ground
But that's where four leaf clovers are found

Fortuosity, lucky chances
Fortuitious little happy happen-stances
I don't worry 'cause everywhere I see
That every bit of life is lit by Fortuosity

Fortuosity, that's me own word
Fortuosity, me never feel alone word
`Round the corner, under a tree
Good fortune's waitin', just wait and see

Fortuosity, lucky chances
Fortuitious little happy happen-stances
I keep smilin', 'cause my philosophy
Is do your best and leave the rest to Fortuosity

I keep smilin', 'cause my philosophy
Is do your best and leave the rest to Fortuosity!



The film was completed after Walt Disney's death and it barely broke even at the box office. The film was rarely screened until 1984 when it aired on The Disney Channel. Its influence, however, continues and its elegant style was the inspiration for the Fortuosity Shop in DISNEYLAND.