"Diamond in the Rough" is a song from the Broadway musical adaptation of the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin. It features Jafar and Iago trying (and succeeding in the end) to convince Aladdin to go to the Cave of Wonders and get the magic lamp for them.
It was performed by Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar (who also voiced the character in the original film) and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. The Cave of Wonders' voice was provided by an unknown voice actor.
You're the one that I need
You're nimble, stealthy, skilled.
Do you want to continue abusing those skills?
Stealing bits of bread and worthless bobbles?
Or do you want to make a name for yourself
And do something that would make any mother proud?
You have the profile of a prince
With a physique that matches
Beneath the dirt and patches
You are a diamond in the rough
I say we work together since
You're braver then which you are
We're just as shocked as you are
That you're a diamond in the rough
Hey I'm no diamond in the rough
Under the filth and the fleas there are gifts that you've been neglecting
And truth be told you are not quite the guy that we were expecting
And though you might need finesse, and perhaps some *sniffs* disinfecting
You'll be the one who succeeds when the lamp of their needs collecting
[Uhhh, I dunno guys, I've got a funny feeling about this.
I better just be on my way.]
[Take one step and die you brainless miscreant!]
[What I meant to say is]
You just don't know how swell you are
(You just don't know how swell you are!)
So far the only hitch is
(There's just an itty bitty hitch)
You're an embarrassment of riches
(Embarrassing? Too true!)
You are the diamond in the rough
Let's all rejoice the spooky voice and you're the diamond in the
Look here's the diamond in the
Three cheers, the diamond in the
We found the diamond in the rough!
[You better find somebody else!]
[There is nobody else]
[Talk about the girl]
Then, of course there's Princess Jasmine
It's clear she took a shying to you
But, let me be frank,
With no cash in the bank,
You'll never win her heart
It just tears me apart
To see her slip right through your fingers
[Which way is this cave of yours?]
That a boy!
Might be a bum
But you're one
Of noble spirit
It's just a cave that might eat you alive
No need to fear it!
Well it's a risk that I might have to take
We're glad to hear it
So please no missteps or blunders
Cue the Cave of Wonders!
We've waited long enough
[Who disturbs my slumber?]
[Uhh, it is I, Aladdin]
[You are the diamond in the rough
The one whose worth lies deep within
You may enter]
[I don't believe it, my mother always said if I only applied myself - If I only believed!]
[We don't have time for self-discovery! Fetch me the lamp. Now!]
[Wish me luck!]
Goodbye you diamond in the
Please try you diamond in the
Don't die you diamond in the rough