Diamond in the Rough Lyrics - Aladdin the Musical

Broadway musical (2013)
Aladdin the Musical - Diamond in the Rough Lyrics

JAFAR:
*laughs* You're the one that I need
You're nimble, stealthy, skilled.
Do you want to continue abusing those skills?
Stealing bits of bread and worthless bobbles?
Or do you want to make a name for yourself
And do something that would make any mother proud?

You have the profile of a prince
With a physique that matches
Beneath the dirt and patches
You are a diamond in the rough

I say we work together since
You're braver then which you are
We're just as shocked as you are
That you're a diamond in the rough
ALADDIN:
Hey I'm no diamond in the rough

JAFAR:
Under the filth and the fleas there are gifts that you've been neglecting
And truth be told you are not quite the guy that we were expecting
And though you might need finesse, and perhaps some *sniffs* disinfecting
You'll be the one who succeeds when the lamp of their needs collecting

ALADDIN (spoken):
Uhhh, I dunno guys, I've got a funny feeling about this.
I better just be on my way.
JAFAR:
Take one step and die you brainless miscreant! (Happy place!)
Apologies
What I meant to say is
(sang) You just don't know how swell you are (You just don't know how swell you are!)
So far the only hitch is (There's just an itty bitty hitch)
You're an embarrassment of riches (Embarrassing? Too true!)
You are the diamond in the rough
OTHER:
Let's all rejoice the spooky voice and you're the diamond in the
Rooooooough!

JAFAR:
Look here's the diamond in the
OTHER:
Three cheers, the diamond in the
BOTH:
We found the diamond in the rough!

ALADDIN (spoken):
You better find somebody else!
JAFAR:
There is nobody else
OTHER:
Talk about the girl
JAFAR (sang):
Oh,
Then, of course there's Princess Jasmine
It's clear she took a shying to you
But, let me be frank,
With no cash in the bank,
You'll never win her heart
It just tears me apart
To see her slip right through your fingers

ALADDIN (spoken):
Which way is this cave of yours?

JAFAR (sang):
That a boy!
Go
Through!
You
Might be a bum
But you're one
Of noble spirit

OTHER:
It's just a cave that might eat you alive
No need to fear it!

ALADDIN:
Well it's a risk that I might have to take

JAFAR & OTHER:
We're glad to hear it
JAFAR:
So please no missteps or blunders
OTHER:
Cue the Cave of Wonders!
BOTH:
We've waited long enough

CAVE OF WONDERS (spoken):
Who disturbs my slumber?
ALADDIN:
Uhh, it is I, Aladdin
CAVE OF WONDERS:
You are the diamond in the rough
The one whose worth lies deep within
You may enter
ALADDIN:
I don't believe it
My mother always said if I only applied myself - If I only believed!
JAFAR:
We don't have time for self-discovery!
Fetch me the lamp. Now!
ALADDIN:
Wish me luck!
JAFAR:
Luck!

(sang) Goodbye you diamond in the
OTHER:
Please try you diamond in the
BOTH:
Don't die you diamond in the rough

JAFAR (spoken):
At last!

[Thanks to Alice for lyrics]

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