The Doris Day Show and its Inspirational Theme Song

Doris Day - Inspirational Theme Song
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August 5th 1956, Doris Day was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Whatever Will Be Will Be.”

Doris Day’s recording of the song for Columbia Records made it to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in the UK Singles Chart.

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Doris Day was a legend.
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From 1968 to 1973, it was the theme song for the situation comedy The Doris Day Show, becoming her signature song. The three verses of the song progress through the life of the narrator—from childhood, through young adulthood and falling in love, to parenthood—and each asks “What will I be?” or “What lies ahead?” The chorus repeats the answer: “What will be, will be.” It reached the Billboard magazine charts in July 1956.

The song received the 1956 Academy Award for Best Original Song with the alternative title “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)”. The Oscar-winning song was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, with Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles.

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‘Whatever Will Be Will Be”

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me

Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que será, será
What will be, will be

When I grew up and fell in love
I asked my sweetheart, what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows
Day after day
Here’s what my sweetheart said

Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que será, será
What will be, will be

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome
Will I be rich
I tell them tenderly

Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que será, será
What will be, will be
Que será, será

Below is the song from that classic Hitchcock film mentioned earlier in the article.

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