How Much You Mean to Me/Court Me Slowly" is a deleted song from the 1970 Disney animated film The Aristocats. The song consisted of a duet between Edgar Balthazar and Elvira, a character who was removed from the final product. In the song, Edgar, after learning that he has to share the fortune of Madame Bonfamille with Elvira, tries to convince her to marry him and he would have access to her part. Elvira, predicting Edgar's move, starts to ask him to do some romantic things first to court her.
An original demo was performed by the song's writers, The Sherman Brothers. A second one was made later with Corey Burton as Edgar and Kate Higgins as Elvira.
Do you know how much, how very very much
You mean to me?
Do you know how rich, how very, very rich
Our lives could be?
I value you, I prize you
And that is why I choose you
I alone know what you're worth my dear
I'd die if I would lose you.
If you knew the wealth, the merry, merry wealth
Of joys that wait
On this very day, this very, very day
You'd set the date.
Let us not delay, I pray
Let us marry right away
Let us not waste time, I want to make you mine
Right now, my dear.
Court me slowly
Send me pretty flowers
I need time for plans and bridal showers.
Invitations must be engraved
Preparations must be made.
Buy me bon-bons
Take me dinner dancing
Write me poems
Do your sweet romancing.
Whisper nothings in my ear
Coax me, court me
The Sherman Brothers version was included in the Special Edition Blu-Ray of the movie.
Both the Sherman Brothers and Burton/Higgins versions were included in the album The Lost Chords: The Aristocats.
The Aristocats Complete Soundtrack-38-How Much You Mean To Me Court Me Slowly (Version 1)
The Aristocats Complete Soundtrack-39-How Much You Mean To Me Court Me Slowly (Version 2)
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