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"Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)", also known as "Vanessa's Song", is a song from Disney's 1989 animated feature film The Little Mermaid. It features Ursula, in her human disguise of Vanessa, gloating about how her evil plans are working.

The song was performed by Vanessa's voice actress Jodi Benson.

LyricsEdit

What a lovely little bride I'll make
My dear, I'll look divine!
Things are working out according to my ultimate design!
Soon I'll have that little mermaid,
and the ocean will be mine!

[Ursula!]

[Brother darling! You're right on cue.]

[Give Ariel back to me!]

[Not on your life!]

It so happens that your daughter signed a contract,

[No!]

Even drew a little heart above the "i"
Is it binding? Goodness, yes!
Unbreakable, unless...

[Unless?]

[There is a little somethin' we could try.]

[Go on.]

Yes,
Perhaps we can arrange a sort of tradeoff.

[What?]

Maybe swap your daughter's soul for, say, your own
Sign the scroll and set her free
Or else she comes with me
To suffer through eternity alone...

[The mute little hatchling, drowning in her own sorrow, with no voice left to cry out your name... Well? I'm waiting.]

[It's not my soul you're after-it's my power.]

[Which would you rather be?"
The King of the Sea... or a father to his little girl?]

[Finally! The oceans belong to me!]

And now you poor unfortunate soul!
Time's up! You're through!
Now the power of Poseidon
Has been once again made whole
All the magic of the trident
And the shell in my control!
And now dark shall reign forever
Over ocean, sea and shoal!

[Now see for yourselves how banishment feels!]

You poor unfortunate soul!

Other AppearancesEdit

  • The song was featured on the album Walt Disney Records the Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid.
  • A completely different version of the song with the same title was featured in the Broadway adaptation, instead being sung when Ursula is bartering with King Triton for Ariel's life. This version was featured on the show's soundtrack.
  • A new version of the song was performed by Queen Latifah on the television special The Little Mermaid Live!

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           DisneyNavbox Songs

Animated Films
Hi-Diddle-Dee-DeeI've Got No StringsHi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (Reprise)The Coach to Pleasure IslandNight on Bald MountainHit the Big Boss (For a Raise)Pink Elephants on ParadeFee-Fi-Fo-FumHeadless HorsemanSing, Sweet NightingaleThe Walrus and the Carpenter'Twas BrilligPainting the Roses RedMarch of the CardsWho's Been Painting My Roses Red?A Pirate's Life (Is a Wonderful Life)The Elegant Captain HookThe Siamese Cat SongCruella De VilMad Madam MimI Wanna Be Like YouTrust in MeThe Phony King of EnglandHeffalumps and WoozlesThe World's Greatest Criminal MindGoodbye, So SoonPoor Unfortunate SoulsPoor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)Home on the RangeGastonGaston (Reprise)The Mob SongPrince Ali (Reprise)Be PreparedThe Virginia CompanyThe Virginia Company (Reprise)Mine, Mine, MineSavages, Pt. 1Savages, Pt. 2The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereHellfireAnd He Shall Smite the WickedThe Gospel Truth IIThe Firebird SuiteYodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-OoFriends on the Other SideFriends on the Other Side (Reprise)Healing IncantationMother Knows BestMother Knows Best (Reprise)Song of Mor'duThe Backson SongLove is an Open DoorShinyKnow Who You AreRemember MeMuch Needed AdviceLa Llorona

Animated Sequels
I'm Looking Out for MeYou're Only Second RateWelcome to the Forty ThievesAre You In or Out?Don't Fall in LoveThings Are Not What They AppearMy LullabyNot One of UsJunkyard Society RagPerfectly PerfectFeel Like a MillionJust One Mistake

Other Animated Films
Der Fuehrer's FaceIt's a "B" MovieCutting EdgeWorthlessKidnap the Sandy ClawsOogie Boogie's SongI, Ivan KrankPetey's King of FranceIt's Our House NowIf I Ruled the World

Live Action Films
We Won't Be Happy 'Till We Get It!Castle In SpainFidelity Fiduciary BankThe Happiest Home in These HillsPassamaquoddyEvery Little PieceBill of SaleSecret of SurvivalBravo, Stromboli!Come Little ChildrenI Put a Spell on YouShiver My TimbersA Professional PirateThe Legend of Davy JonesFabulousNorth Pole, North PoleHello, Little GirlAgonyStay with MeLast MidnightLet's Talk About MeI'm Number OneI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Rotten to the CoreEvil Like MeEvilWays to Be WickedWhat's My Name?Chillin' Like a VillainIt's Goin' Down

Animated Series
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?The Best of EverythingFat Cat StompThe Lobster Mobster's MobMy TownOne Good ManYzmopolisCedric the GreatAll You DesireHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnThis Fliegel Has LandedWendell's WayMy Evil DreamsMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearGet WickedOn Your/My OwnTonight We StrikeJackal StyleOutta the WayPanic and RunLions Over AllWe'll Make You a MealBring Back a LegendI Have A PlanBig Bad KengeWe're the SmartestReady As I'll Ever BeReady As I'll Ever BeI'm Gonna Run This DumpLi'l Ol' MeWeirdmageddon ThemeWe'll Meet AgainYou Can't Catch MeDon't Look NowThe Art of the StealWe've Got Dance PowerSky PiratesHurt Incantation"GlomTales" Theme Song

Deleted and Others Songs
Honest JohnRolling Along to Pleasure IslandMonstro the WhaleI'm OddBeware the JabberwockNever Smile at a CrocodileThe Mighty HuntersRunHow Much You Mean to Me/Court Me SlowlyAll Good Things Must EndWhy Me?Humiliate the BoyBe Prepared (Reprise)Snuff Out the LightGonna Get My WishShadow ManYou're YouIt's Gonna Get Weird

Parks
Hawaiian War ChatYo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)Grim Grinning Ghosts

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