The Little Mermaid Musical - Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise) Lyrics

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


"Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)" is a song from the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid performed by Sherie Rene Scott (Ursula). Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Glenn Slater.

KING TRITON
Ursula!

URSULA
Brother darling! You're right on cue.

KING TRITON
Give Ariel back to me!

URSULA
Not on your life!
It so happens that your daughter signed a contract,

KING TRITON
No!

URSULA
Even drew a little heart above the "I"
Is it binding? Goodness, yes!
Unbreakable, unless...

KING TRITON
Unless?

URSULA
There is a little somethin' we could try.

KING TRITON
Go on.

URSULA
Yes,
Perhaps we can arrange a sort of tradeoff,

KING TRITON
What?

URSULA
Maybe swap your daughter's soul for, say, your own
Sign the scroll and set her free
Or else she comes with me
To suffer through eternity alone...

The mute little hatchling, drowning in her own sorrow,
With no voice left to cry out your name... Well? I'm waiting.

KING TRITON
It's not my soul you're after-it's my power.

URSULA
Which would you rather be?
The King of the Sea... or a father to his little girl?
Finally! The oceans belong to me!

And now you poor unfortunate soul!
Time's up! You're through!
Now the power of Poseidon
Has been once again made whole
All the magic of the trident
And the shell in my control!
And now dark shall reign forever
Over ocean, sea and shoal!

Now see for yourselves how banishment feels!

You poor unfortunate soul!

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