watch video from Thumbelina (1994) movie, song lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, music by Barry Manilow, performed by Charo (Mrs. Toad), Loren Lester, Joe Lynch and Danny Mann (Gringo, Grundel and Mozo)
Lyrics with pictures
MRS. TOAD [SINGING]: The scrubbings and the washings
/ And the noses with the drippings
/ And the sopas always boiling
/ The panes of windows falling
/ With the diapers changing
/ With the roof, she's leaking
/ And the enchiladas spoiling
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: Ooh.
MRS. TOAD [SINGING]: Do you know how to do these things /
Like you will have to do these things?
/ Or does the very thought of it
/ Make you wince?
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: Ugh.
MRS. TOAD: I thought so
MRS. TOAD: Then don't marry the prince
THUMBELINA: Oh, dear...
MRS. TOAD: You see?
You become big star, like me.
We make big moneys together.
You make Mama rich.
You're important person.
You are famous. You are a star!
THUMBELINA: A star? Well, I suppose.
MRS. TOAD: Now, repeat after me.
MRS. TOAD [SINGING]: We are the Singers de Espana
The original cast
And there hasn't been a town
We haven't played
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: We are the Singers de Espana
/ And we sing very fast
/ We get on
/ We get off
/ We get paid
THUMBELINA: Could you say that a little slower?
MRS. TOAD: Slower? We don't do ballads.
THUMBELINA: Maybe I can take notes.
MRS. TOAD [SINGING]: We are free and independent
/ We go everywhere
/ We gotcha-gotcha goochee all the way
/ We gonna teach you how to samba
/ And to rumba y La Bamba
/ Every number, Thumbelina, say, "ole"!
Come on the road my little castanet /
Come on the road and famous you will get
/ I'll make you star get you small guitar
/ You'll be hot muchacha once I gotcha on the road
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: Thumbelinacita!
/ No one could be sweeter!
/ Sing with mamacita!
/ We go on the road!
MRS. TOAD: Now we sing.
We open Monday in Medina
/ Then we do Babylon
/ Then we hop to Barcelona for a week
/ Then for a month in Athens at the Parthenon
/ Where they love us
/ 'Cause we do the show in Greek
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO:
We are the finest in the business
/ It's a well-known fact
/ And you'll forgive us
/ If we have to blow the horn
MRS. TOAD: Because this isn't any ordinary animal act
/ And today a star is born
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: Go on the road
/ You'll hear the peoples roar
/ You're not a toad
/ But that's what makeup's for
/ Just sing on pitch
/ We'll get very rich /
Wait until they see the Thumbelina
/ On the road
/ Singing Thumbelina
/ Dancing Thumbelina
/ Something Thumbelina
MRS. TOAD: Now I make her sing
You got it.
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: Come on the road,
/ We make you big success
/ Come on the road
MRS. TOAD: You're in the union, yes?
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: The life, she's sweet
/ Lots of flies to eat
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: So why be a little fish in little pond
/ When you can go so far beyond?
MRS. TOAD: I think perhaps we make you blond
GRUNDEL, MOZO, GRINGO: When we get on the road
THUMBELINA: On the road
ALL: Let's hit the road, ole!
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Watch other songs from original movie soundtrack
Follow Your Heart
Yer Beautiful, Baby
Marry the Mole
Let Me Be Your Wings
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