Under the Sea

from by Jacqueline Novikov

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From The Little Mermaid
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman

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The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake
You dream about going up there, but that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you. Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you. What more are you looking for?

Under the sea, under the sea
Darling it's better down where it's wetter. Take it from me.
Up on the shore they work all day. Out in the sun they slave away
While we’re devotin' full time to floatin'
Under the sea

Down here all the fish are happy, as off through the waves they roll
The fish on the land ain't happy, they’re sad 'cause they’re in the bowl
But fish in the bowl are lucky. They’re in for a worser fate
One day when the boss get hungry, guess who will be on the plate?

Under the sea, under the sea
Nobody beat us, fry us and eat us in fricassee
We’re what the land folk love to cook, under the sea we off the hook
We got no troubles, life is the bubbles

Under the sea, under the sea
Since life is sweet here, we got the beat here, naturally
Even the sturgeon and the ray, they get the urge and start to play
We got the spirit. You gotta hear it
Under the sea

The newt play the flute, the carp play the harp
The plaice play the bass and they’re soundin' sharp
The bass play the brass, the chub play the tub
The fluke is the duke of soul

The ray he can play the lings on the strings
The trout rockin' out, the blackfish she sings
The smelt and the sprat, they know where it's at
And oh that blowfish blow

Under the sea, under the sea
When the sardine begin the beguine, it's music to me
What do they got? A lot of sand.
We got a hot crustacean band
Each little clam here knows how to jam here under the sea
Each little slug here, cuttin' a rug here under the sea
Each little snail here knows how to wail here
That's why it's hotter under the water
Ya we’re in luck here sown in the muck here under the sea

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from Sound Waves, released August 15, 2019

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Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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