ACT 1 SCENE 1
Prince Eric: Steady as she goes! Windward, ho!
Pilot&Sailors: MYSTERIOUS FATHOMS BELOW
Why, it's beautiful!
Flounder: Hey Ariel! There you are!
Flounder: Woah. Freaky.
What's the matter? Haven't you been to the surface before?
Flounder: Yeah. Sure. Me and the other fish in my school, we come up here all the time.
Is that so?
FLOUNDER: Sure! We're not scared of sharks. Or boats. Or fishermen. What's a "chum bucket"? Are those for real?
You are afraid, aren't you?
Flounder: No, I'm not! I'm here now, aren't I? With you.
Hey guess what I found today! It was floating in the wake of a giant ship!
I'll say! Look!...Have you ever seen anything so amazing in your entire life?
Flounder: Cool! What is it?
I don't know...
Scuttle: Airspeed, check!
Landing gear, check!
CLEAR THE RUNWAY! AWK!
...but I know just who to ask! Scuttle, look what we found!
Scuttle: Oh, this is rare, ridonkulously rare. And in Sistine condition!
What? What is it?
Scuttle: It's a dinglehopper!
Scuttle: Commonly used in saloons, yes, of the beauty variety. Humans they like to wear their hair in tails, pony or pig or duck, it's all the same to them. A primp here and a twirl there and- voila! A Pompadour-able. And all thanks to-
Scuttle: Give ya two sand dollars for it.
Scuttle: I'm tellin' ya kid, on the open sea, ya won't get more than a few clams. But I'm prepared to offer-
I'm not selling it Scuttle! I'm saving it for my collection!
Scuttle: How about a swap? I got soemthing stupelicious! Museum quality really. A banded, bulbous....snarftblatt
Scuttle: Sure thing, kid. I ain't just blowin' smoke. Why, it makes music so fantabulous- so absolutely marvica-
Music? Oh no! The concert! Oh my gosh, my father's going to kill me!
Flounder: The concert was today?
I completely forgot! Come on, Flounder. Thank you, Scuttle.
Aquata: Well, look what the catfish dragged in!
Daddy, forgive me, I'm so sorry-
King Triton- Ariel, young lady-
I just forgot, that's all
King Triton: DO YOU MIND? Ariel please. You've been given such a gift...
I know my mother's voice.
King: Triton: It's a wondrous talent, one that demands stewardship and care. So please. Ariel.... For the sake of her memory-
I will Daddy, I promise.
King Triton: Seagull? Seagull! You went up to the surface again?
King Triton: You could've been seen by on of those barbarians! One of those humans!
Daddy, they are no barbarians!
They're dangerous -- traps and harpoons!
Like it or not, Ariel, you're my youngest. My baby! And so I worry about you the most--
But I'm old enough to look after myself-
King Triton: As long as you live under my reef, you'll obey my rules!
If you'd just listen to me for once-
King Triton: That's the last time you're ever swimming to the surface! Understood?
You're so unfair!
SCENE 4: Flounder: Ariel!
He doesn't understand me! He doesn't even try. I've never felt at home here.
Flounder: Home's with your family isn't it?
What if home isn't the place where you are born? What if it's a place you have to discover for yourself-
Flounder: I'd miss you if you were gone.
Flounder: who could I swim with? Everyone else is such a guppy
Uh I got to go
you're very sweet. Daddy's never even met a human, but he still thinks the worse of them. I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be so bad. (sing!)
Sebastian: Tell me, child. You got trouble in da mind?
What is all this?
Er...ah...just a few knick knacks I've collected, that's all.
Sebastian: You ought to be ashamed of yourself! If your poor father knew about dis place, he'd-
You're not going to tell him, are you? Oh, please, Sebastian! He'd never understand.
Sebastian: Listen to me Ariel...From now on you'll have voice lessons everyday, and perhaps you can take up an instrument...somethin' ladylike...the harp...maybe...
Scuttle: Well, whaddaya know-
Scuttle, be quiet! They'll hear you!
Grimsby: Perhaps you're not looking hard enough.
I've never seen a human this close before.
Scuttle: Me neither!
I thought you were an expert.
Scuttle: On their stuff sure! But egads-the sight of 'em! Horrible! That square jaw. Those broad shoulders. And two eyeballs the same color...no variety
I dunno. I think he's really handsome.
Scuttle: Whoa! The atmospherical's goin' haywire!
Careful, Scuttle! Watch out!
Was I too late?
Scuttle: It's hard to say. Oh, I- I can't make out a heartbeat.
No, look! He's breathing! Oh, Scuttle...just look at him. He's so beautiful. (sings)
Grimsby: Prince Eric!
Grimsby: Yes. Oh course she was. As real as a siren! As real as a mermaid on the rocks...
sing (I don't know when I don't know how..)
Sebastian: Child! 'Dere you are! A human? You fell in love with a human-?
I didn't choose it! It just happened...
Sebastian: Oh, child-
I thought maybe...just maybe you'd be happy for me?
Sebastian: Happy for you? Happy? 'Cuz ya gone plumb crazy now? Child, you got to get your head outta the clouds and back in da water where it belongs.
But I don't belong here. I never did. I don't fit in, as hard as I try- If only I could be "up there" instead! Walking on the very same ground he is breathing the very same air
Sebastian: Down HERE is your home! The human world- it's a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there-
You're wrong, I swear-
To think this belonged to him once; he held this in his own two hands.
King Triton: ARIEL-! Ariel! Tell the truth! Did you save a human from drowning?
Who told-? Which one of you-?
King Triton: THAT'S ENOUGH...so did you?
I had to rescue the Prince-
King Triton: You had to?
Without me, he would've perished!
He's a human -- you're a mermaid.
I can't hate him just because he's different. Perhaps you can, but it's just not in me-
King Triton: "Different"? They catch us with their hooks, they spear us with their blades-
They're not all like that!
King Triton: Have you forgotten what they did to your mother?
We don't know that for certain-
King Triton: Can there be any doubt? She slips out one morning for an innocent swim and never returns-!
You can't prove-
King Triton: I know it in my heart, and that's enough. Murderers, all of them!
You can't blame all humans for a few wicked ones-
King Triton: I won't have you build a shrine to them! Worshipping their rubbish! The debris that sullies our waters-
King Triton: The totems of their decadence!
He ruined all my things, my human stuff! If he really and truly loved me, then he'd never-
Sebastian: Oh, child, it's BECAUSE he loves you-
Well, he sure has a funny way of showing it! He can break every single treasure I own... but he can't break me!
Sebastian: Yeah, well you just might break his heart-
And you! Some friend you turned out to be! Bringing him here- to my secret place-
Sebastian: For your own good....dangerous waters
sing (if only he would)
Jetsam- ...we could do.
Who are you two? (song! some lines in it)
Flotsam: Oh, Mistress of the Deep! You've a visitor...
I'm not so sure
Ursula: Don't be shy, Ariel darling! It's me- your Auntie Ursula!
I shouldn't be here
Ursula: Nonsense! We're family.
Father says you're wicked and hateful
Ursula: Mmm, yes! But he says the same thing of humans, doesn't he, snookums? And we both know that's not true, don't we?
Why did he banish you?
Ursula: The ocean wasn't big enough for the both of us. And now he's driven you away too...
He doesn't understand me.
Ursula: Oh, but I do, dumpling. We're so very alike, you and I- gals with ambition! Nothing scares a man more, does it?
Now tell dear old Auntie everything.
I'm in love with someone. A human.
Ursula: Mmm...yes-this Prince fellow. He's quite a catch. The answer is simple! You've got to become human yourself!
Can you help me?
Ursula: Here's my best offer, babykins. I know a spell that will turn you into a human.......if you do you'll stay human forever.
And if I don't?
Ursula: Nothing drastic darling, I'm sure...Don't you just love 'em? Of course, there is one more thing...my fee
But I don't have anything!
Ursula: I'm not asking for much. Only... your voice.
Ariel: My voice?
Ursula: Don't worry. I have the perfect place for it. Your grandpappy Poseidon gave his magic trident to your father... but THIS was his gift pour moi.
Your magic shell!
Ursula: You've heard about it?
Father says it's the source of all your witchcraft!
Ursula: Nonsense, darling!
He says you'd die without it-
Ursula: Die? Oh, please! It's a bauble! A vessel for your voice! Trust me, darling- your vibrato, your legato, even your belt- they'll all be safe'n'sound in here.
If I give away my voice, how can I ever-
Ursula: So how's about it, cupcake?
If I become human, I'll never see my family again. My sisters... even my father-
Ursula: Now do you want princey-poo or not? Five, four, three, two-
Yes! Yes, I'll do it! Where do I sign?
AH AHA AHA AH SWIMMM
Ursula: Well... look who has my black magic now.
My voice... The spell is broken!
Ursula: Give me back my shell.
If it breaks, you die-
Ursula: You told her the world above was hideous, and what was it instead?
Beautiful. Beautiful beyond compare...
Ursula: He'd say anything to turn you against the Prince and his kind. Why, he's shameless! He'd even say that they murdered your mother-
Wait a minute! If humans didn't kill her, then who did?
Ursula: Who? Moi? Why, I couldn't hurt a minnow-!
King Triton: Ariel!
Daddy! Can you ever forgive me? I've caused you such terrible worry, thinking only myself, not you, not my sisters, not this place- the only place I've ever truly called my home
I'm the one who's at fault, Ariel. Cursing humans, when all along--
There's goodness in people, Daddy. I know. I've seen it.
King Triton- You belong to his world now.
Thank you, Daddy. Thanks you so much.
Prince Eric: Ariel!
Prince Eric: Could it be? It's been your voice all along, hasn't it! Who are you?
This is my father.
My permission? Ariel can speak for herself.
Yes, Eric. Oh, yes.