There's Only One Ariel

This bouncy little number from the Songs from the Sea album features Ariel's long-suffering sisters bemoaning their much more adventurous youngest sister. It's catchy and the harmonies are excellent. Minor note: The voice that is supposed to be Attina in this song doesn't sound anything like the husky "She's got it bad" Attina we heard in the movie, though.

(printable version)

Alana:
Has anyone seen Ariel? She hasn't picked out the sea flower she's going to wear tonight.

Attina:
We daughters of Triton must look our best at the mermaid's ball.

Ariel's sisters:
What can't she be like the rest of us?

We play games like other girls
We love to dress up in shells and pearls
But she's up in her own little world
There's only one Ariel (Ariel)

She's got the prettiest voice in the sea
But she's never here when she ought to be (Where is she?)
She's the missing note in our harmony

Ariel:
Harmony
Oops! Sorry!

Ariel's sisters:
You're late again, Ariel

(La la la) She's a dreamer, there's a faraway look in her eyes
(La la la) Have you seen her swimming far too high
Where the ocean meets the sky

Ariel:
C'mon, Aquata, come swimming with me. The water's so blue today!

Aquata:
Ariel, we've got to get ready for the ball.

Ariel:
Adella, I found a treasure chest the other day. Do you want to come and see?

Adella:
No! Now hold still while I fasten your necklace.

Ariel's sisters:
She brings stuff home from everywhere (everywhere)
Her room's a mess, she doesn't care (doesn't care)
There's hardly room for her in there
Clean it up, Ariel

(La la la) She's a dreamer, there's a faraway look in her eyes
(La la la) Have you seen her swimming far too high
Where the ocean meets the sky

Ariel:
Come on Attina, let's go up to the surface and watch the sun set.

Attina:
Ariel, we're not supposed to do that!

Ariel's sisters:
So if you're swimming in the sea one day (sea one day)
And a pretty little mermaid wants to play (play with me)
We bet you'll know her right away (lalala)
There's only one Ariel
Ariel...
There's only one Ariel
Ariel...


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