The Little Mermaid
Type of Song
Les Poissons" (" The Fish") is a song from Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. It features Chef Louis singing about his love of cooking fish and other sea animals while Sebastian looks horrified and tries to escape the kitchen unnoticed.
It was performed by Chef Louis' voice actor René Auberjonois.
Les Champs-Élysées, Maurice Chevalier
Les poissons, les poissons
How I love les poissons!
Love to chop
And to serve little fish.
First I cut off their heads
Then I pull out their bones.
Ah mais oui, ça c'est toujours délice.
Les poissons, les poissons
With a cleaver I hack them in two.
I pull out what's inside
And I serve it up fried.
God, I love little fishes, don't you?
Here's something for tempting the palate
Prepared in the classic technique.
First you pound the fish flat with a mallet.
Then you slash off their skin.
Give their belly a slice.
Then you rub some salt in
'Cause that makes it taste nice.
[Zut alors! I have missed one!]
Sacrebleu! What is this?
How on earth could I miss
Such a sweet little succulent crab?
Quel dommage, what a loss!
Here we go in the sauce.
Now some flour-I think just a dab.
Now I stuff you with bread.
It don't hurt, 'cause you're dead
And you're certainly lucky you are.
'Cause it's gonna be hot
In my big silver pot
Tootle-loo, mon poisson, au revoir!
Ah, ze crab!
I'll give you a demonstration,
of my special preparation!
First you nap ze crab!
Zen you grab ze crab!
Zen you stab ze crab!
Set zem out on a dish,
Rip zair skin with a knife,
chop zair huh?
C'est si bon!
Zis is nice!
In ze sauce wiz ze spice!
Other Appearances Edit
The song was featured in the movie soundtrack.
The song's demo, performed by Howard Ashman was featured in the album Howard Sings Ashman.
An alternative reduced version of the song's lyrics appeared on a comic adaptation of the film.
The song was featured in the film's stage musical adaptation and it was featured in the musical's soundtrack.
The song was performed by John Stamos in the 2019 television special The Little Mermaid Live! This version was later featured in the special's soundtrack.
Rene Auberjonois - Les Poissons (From "The Little Mermaid")
The Little Mermaid OST - 09 - Les Poissons
The Little Mermaid on Broadway OST - 19 - Les Poissons
Les Poissons - The Little Mermaid Live!
The Little Mermaid Live!
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