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"What a Day in London" is a song from the direct-to-video Disney film Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. The song is sung by Pocahontas and the London's towns people soon after Pocahontas and John Rolfe arrive. This is mostly about Pocahontas' excitement of the new place she finds and the London's initial people reaction to her. They all seem to have various and differing reactions that are both positive and negative.

For example, one mentions that she seem sweet and means well, another says they will rue the day. One woman refers to her as a "child" and others refer to her as a "woman." A woman mentions that she envies Pocahontas's hair. Another man mentions that she has very rare beauty and is impressed by her appearance, which angers the woman next to him (presumably his wife) and she criticizes that Pocahontas is "barely dressed." Another woman mentions to her friends that Pocahontas has already "won the men."

She's also described as wild, brave, strong and adventurous throughout the song.

Lyrics

Lampkeeper:
The sun comes up
the lamps go down
The day begins in London town

Father:
There's tea to brew

Mother:
And buns to bake

Mother & Father:
And some who just refuse to wake

Shopkeeper 1:
While shops are stocked and flocks are fed

Shopkeeper 2:
The midnight men drift home to bed

School Teacher:
School bells chime
And church bells ring

Kids:
Children whine

Peddler:
Peddlers sing

Chorus:
What a day in London
Come and see who's here
Everyone knows someone
They come from far and near
They bring their geese
Their finest fleece to please
The keenest eye
And hope and pray someone will say
There's something they might buy

Shopkeeper 3:
With pigs to slop
And fish to gut

Shopkeeper 4:
It ain't exactly heaven but

Begger:
We thank the Lord
And kiss the ground
For bed and board in
London town

Butler:
The upper crust lie fast asleep

Maid:
But some of us has got floors to sweep

Butler & Maid
One day's like the day before

Soldier 1:
Can't complain

Soldier 2:
If there's no war

All:
What a day in London
Everything’s for sale
Cabbages and onions

Man:
(Gasp) Lookup

Woman:
Who's that that girl up in the tree?

Old Man:
It's not a tree
It's moving...see

Woman 2:
Good Grief what can it be?

Man 2:
Look there, I swear
She's flying through the air

Woman 3:
She must be wild

Woman 2:
She's just a child

Woman 4:
I wish I had her hair!

Pocahontas:
My heart is pounding like a drum
I can't believe my eyes
In London people seem to come in every shape and size
So many paths I wonder how they find their way
So many signs I wonder what they really say
London is everything I've heard and more
London is nothing like I've seen before
Music and feathered hats
And roofs that shine with flags
Flyin higher than a pine

Man 4:
She seems so sweet
She means us well

Man 5:
Size 20 feet

Woman 5:
How can you tell?

Undertaker:
We'll rue this day you wait and see

William Shakespeare:
What is to be or not to be

Pocahontas:
How do they build their huts so tall
Can this be all one tribe?
The things they sell
The things I smell
I never could describe
These cakes taste just like berries picked this very day
The sound a river makes still takes my breath away
London's as busy as a hive of bees
Grandmother Willow would just love these trees
Crowded and loud but so exciting too,
With colors I never even knew

All:
What a day in London nothing strange at all

Kid:
'Cept a girl with
Someone maybe ten feet tall

Chorus:
This day's become a day
No one is likely to forget
A day we'll all remember
As the day two worlds have met

Man 1:
Such beauty's rare
I'm quite impressed!

Pocahontas:
London is everything I've heard and more

Woman 6:
One musn't stare
She's barely dressed!

Pocahontas:
London is nothing like I've seen before

Man 6:
The strength of ten that's what I heard

Woman 7:
She's won the men just take my word

Woman 8:
A brave young thing to venture here

Pocahontas:
Music and feathered hats and roofs that shine

Fortune Teller:
It will be an adventure, dear

Pocahontas:
And flags flying higher

Puppet 1:
Perhaps some brew to quench your thirst?

Pocahontas:
Than a pine

Puppet 2:
Not with you, I saw her first!

All:
What a day in London
History was made
Take away the mystery
Then you're not afraid
We've seen a girl

Pocahontas:
I've seen a world

Crowd:
We never dreamed we'd see

Pocahontas:
I never dreamed I'd see

Pocahontas & Crowd:
What an extra special day
Unique in truly every way
How wonderful this London day turned out to be!

Trivia

▪ William Shakespeare made a cameo appearance where he is seen singing with the townspeople and after holding a skull, he is seen writing something, probably the plot for his next masterpiece, Hamlet. However, in real life, Shakespeare died before Pocahontas came to England.

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Media

Films: Pocahontas | Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Television: House of Mouse
Video games: Pocahontas (video game)
Music: Pocahontas (Original Soundtrack)
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | Marvel Comics

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | It's a Small World | Pocahontas Indian Village | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: Animazment - The Musical | Disney's Believe | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Festival of Family & Friends | La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney | Mickey and the Magical Map | Pocahontas and her Forest Friends | Pocahontas le Spectacle | The Golden Mickeys | The Spirit of Pocahontas | Tree of Life Awakens | World of Color
Shop: The Spirit of Pocahontas Shop
Halloween: The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Characters
Pocahontas | John Smith | Governor Ratcliffe | Thomas | Meeko | Flit | Percy | Wiggins | Grandmother Willow | Chief Powhatan | Nakoma | Kocoum | Kekata | Ben and Lon | John Rolfe | King James | Queen Anne | Mrs. Jenkins | Uttamatomakkin | Namontack | Redfeather
Songs
The Virginia Company | Steady as the Beating Drum | Just Around the Riverbend | Listen With Your Heart | Mine, Mine, Mine | Colors of the Wind | Savages | If I Never Knew You | Where Do I Go from Here? | What a Day in London | Wait 'Till He Sees You | Things Are Not What They Appear | Between Two Worlds

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