The Little Mermaid Musical - Fathoms Below Lyrics

2008 Broadway
The Little Mermaid the Musical - Fathoms Below Lyrics


"Fathoms Below" is a song from the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid performed by (Pilot), (Sailors), Sean Palmer (Prince Eric), Jonathan Freeman (Grimsby). Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.

PILOT
I'll tell you a tale of the bottomless blue

SAILORS
And it's hey to the starboard, heave-ho

PILOT
Brave sailor, beware, cause a big 'uns a-brewin'

SAILORS
In mysterious fathoms below
Heave-ho

PILOT
I'll sing you a song of the king of the sea

SAILORS
An' it's hey to the starboard, heave-ho

PILOT
The ruler of all of the oceans is he

PILOT & SAILORS
In mysterious fathoms below
Fathoms below, below
From whence wayward westerlies blow
Where Triton is king
And his merpeople sing
In mysterious fathoms below

PRINCE ERIC (spoken)
Isn't this perfection, Grimsby? Out on the open sea, surrounded by nothing but water!

GRIMSBY
Oh, yes, it's simply... delightful

PRINCE ERIC (sung)
The salt on your skin
And the wind in your hair
And the waves as they ebb and they flow
We're miles from the shore
And guess what, I don't care!

GRIMSBY
As for me, I'm about to heave ho!

PILOT (spoken)
Back to work!

PILOT & SAILORS (sung)
I'll sing you a song of the king of the sea
An' it's hey to the starboard, heave-ho
The ruler of all of the oceans is he
In mysterious fathoms below

GRIMSBY (spoken)
King of the sea? Why, that's nautical nonsense - nothing but a superstition!

PILOT (sung)
The king of the ocean gets angry
An' when he gets angry, beware
I'm tellin' ya, lad, when King Triton is mad
How the waves'll buck, rock to and fro

PILOT & SAILORS
Hold on, good luck, as down you go

ARIEL
Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah
A-aa-aah, a-aa-aaa-aah

PRINCE ERIC (spoken)
What is that? Do you hear something?

GRIMSBY (spoken)
My lord, please. Enough sea-faring! You've got to get back to court,
To honor your father's dying wish and take up his crown!

PRINCE ERIC
That's not the life for me, Grimsby

ARIEL
Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah
Aa-aa-ahh, a-aa-aaa-aah

PRINCE ERIC
There it is again!

PILOT
We ought to head back to shore, your majesty

GRIMSBY
Indeed, we should!

PRINCE ERIC
Not while I'm captain. Now follow that voice! To the ends of the earth if we have to!

PILOT
Aye-aye, Captain!

PILOT AND SAILORS (sung)
There's mermaids out there in the bottomless blue
An' it's hey to the starboard, heave-ho
Watch out for 'em, lad, or you'll go to your ruin
In mysterious fathoms below

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