The Little Mermaid Musical - Poor Unfortunate Souls Lyrics

2008 Broadway
The Little Mermaid the Musical - Poor Unfortunate Souls Lyrics

"Poor Unfortunate Souls" is a song from the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid performed by Sherie Rene Scott (Ursula), Sierra Boggess (Ariel). Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Howard Ashman.

I admit that in the past I've been a nasty
They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch
But you'll find that nowadays
I've mended all my ways
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
True? Yes.

And I fortunately know a little magic
It's a talent that I always have possessed
And here lately, please don't laugh
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, the lonely, and depressed

Poor unfortunate souls
In pain, in need
This one longing to be thinner
That one wants to get the girl
And do I help them?
Yes, indeed!

Those poor unfortunate souls
So sad, so true
They come flocking to my cauldron
Crying, "Spells, Ursula, please!"
And I help them
Yes I do!

Now, it's happened once or twice
Someone couldn't pay the price
And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals
Yes, I've had the odd complaint
But on the whole I've been a saint
To those poor unfortunate souls

URSULA (spoken)
You'll have your looks... your pretty face...
And don't underestimate the power of body language!

The men up there don't like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore!
Yet on land it's much preferred for ladies not to say a word
And after all, dear, what is idle prattle for?

Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who's withdrawn
It's she who holds her tongue who gets a man

Come on you poor unfortunate soul
Go ahead!
Make your choice!
I'm a very busy woman
And I haven't got all day
It won't cost much
Just your voice!

You poor unfortunate soul
It's sad, but true
If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet
You've got the pay the toll
Take a gulp and take a breath
Go ahead and sign the scroll!
Flotsam, Jetsam--now I've got her, boys
The boss is on a roll
You poor unfortunate soul!

Beluga, sevruga, come winds of the Caspian Sea...
Larynxes, glaucitis, ad max laryngitis, la voce to me!

Now, sing! Sing your voice over to me!

Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah...

Sing and keep singing!

...ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah....

Now swim, swim, swim! Swim for your life, human child!
Ha ha ha...

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Poor Unfortunate Souls Lyrics from The Little Mermaid the Musical

The Little Mermaid the Musical Lyrics

Fathoms Below
Daughters of Triton
The World Above
Human Stuff
I Want the Good Times Back
Part of Your World
Storm at Sea
Part of Your World (Reprise)
She's in Love
Her Voice
The World Above (Reprise)
Under the Sea
Under the Sea (Reprise)
Sweet Child
Poor Unfortunate Souls
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Les Poissons
One Step Closer
I Want the Good Times Back (Reprise)
Kiss the Girl
Sweet Child (Reprise)
If Only (Quartet)
The Contest
Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)
If Only (Reprise)