"Marry the Mole" is a song from the 1994 animated film Thumbelina. It features Ms. Fieldmouse as she tries to convince Thumbelina to marry the evil Mr. Mole and that love is not real.

The song was performed by Ms. Fieldmouse's voice actress, the late Carol Channing.


[Love? Love is what we read about in books, my dear.]

"Here comes the bride" is a lovely little ditty
But marrying for love is a foolish thing to do
'Cause love won't pay the mortgage or put put porridge in your bowl
Dearie, marry the mole

True, it's a fact that he's not exactly witty
He's blinder than a bat but at least his eyes are blue
His breath may be alarming but he's charming, for a troll
Dearie, marry the mole

Romeo and Juliet
Were very much in love when they were wed
They honored every vow
So where are they now?
They're dead, dead, very very dead

Poor Thumbelina, your brain so itty bitty
I hate to seem a pest but I know what's best for you
Just think of all the ways that you could decorate a hole
Take my advice, I'll bring the rice
Dearie, marry the mole

Marry the mole
Marry that mole

M is for money

Other Appearances

  • The song was featured on the film's soundtrack.




Alternate Language Versions


  • The song won the 1994 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song.

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