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Alan Menken – Fathoms Below lyrics

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

Sailors
An' it's hey to the starboard, heave ho!
Brave sailor, beware, 'cause a big 'uns a-brewin'

Sailors
Mysterious fathoms below!
Heave ho!

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

Pilot & sailors
An' it's hey to the starboard, heave ho!

Pilot
The ruler of all of the oceans is he

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
Isn't this perfection, Grimsby? Out on the open sea, surrounded by nothing
But water

Grimsby
Oh, yes, it's simply... Delightful...

Prince eric
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
Back to work!

Sailors
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
King of the sea? Why, that's nautical nonsense – nothing but a
Superstition!

Pilot
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!

Prince eric
What is that? Do you hear something?

Grimsby
Milord, 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—
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 & sailors
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
Mysterious fathoms below!



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/alan_menken/fathoms_below.html

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