On the Road
Rather dancey song performance by Mrs Toad and her Singers de Espana troupe as an introduction for Thumbelina into their life. I love it because of the lyrics and great onscreen action.
Mrs Toad The scrubbings and the washings
And the noses with the drippings
And the soapas always boiling...
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Si, Si
Mrs Toad The panes and windows falling
With the diaper changing
With the roof she's leaking
And the enchiladas spoiling
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Oooh...
Mrs Toad 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
Thumbelina, Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Uhh...
Mrs Toad [I thought so]
Then, don't marry the prince
Thumbelina [Oh dear]
Mrs Toad [You see, hey? You become a big a-star like me. We make big moneys together. You make Mama rich. You are important person. You are famous. You are a star!]
Thumbelina [A star? Well, I suppose...]
Mrs Toad [Now, repeat after me...]
We are the singers de Espana, the original cast
And there hasn't been a town we haven't played
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel We are the singers de Espana and we sing very fast
Mozo We get on
Grundel We get off
Gringo We get paid
Mrs Toad [Sing!]
Thumbelina [Could you say that a little slower?]
Mrs Toad [Slower? We don't do ballads.]
Thumbelina [Oh, maybe I could take notes.]
Mrs Toad We are free and independent, we go everywhere
And we gotcha gotcha gochee all the way
We're gonna teach you how to samba and to ramba y la bamba
and every number Thumbelina, say ole!
Mrs Toad, Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Come on the road, my little castanet
Come on the road, and famous you will get
Mrs Toad I'll make you star, get you small guitar
Mrs Toad, Mozo, Gringo, Grundel You'll be hot muchacha once I gotcha
Mrs Toad On the road
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Thumbelinacita! No one could be sweet-a!
Sing with Mamacita! We go on the road, Huah!
Mrs Toad [Ay, yi yi yi yi! Ay, que pero bien bailan mis ranitos la conga!]
[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
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel 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!
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Go on the road, you'll hear the peoples roar
You're not a toad
Mrs Toad But that's what make-up's for
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Just sing on pitch, we get very rich
Wait until they see the Thumbelina
Mrs Toad On the road
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Singing Thumbelina, dancing Thumbelina, something Thumbelina
Mrs Toad Now I make her sing
Mrs Toad [Bueno, muy bueno, you got it!]
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Come on the road, we make you big success
Come on the road
Mrs Toad You're in the union, yes?
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel The life, she's sweet
Mrs Toad [Si!]
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel Lots of flies to eat
Mrs Toad [Yum yum!]
Mozo, Gringo, Grundel So why be little fish in little pond
When you can go so far beyond
Mrs Toad I think perhaps we make you blonde
Mrs Toad, Mozo, Gringo, Grundel When we get on the road
Thumbelina On the road
All Let's hit the road! Ole!