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Daughters of Triton
Daughters of Triton
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Howard Ashman
Performer(s) Arista, Attina, Alana, Aquata, Andrina, Adella
Feature films The Little Mermaid
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Albums The Little Mermaid - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Preceded by "Fathoms Below"
Followed by "Part of Your World"
"Daughters of King Triton" is a song seen at the beginning of the Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. It introduces and is sung by King Triton's six eldest daughters. It was supposed to be Ariel's debut in a concert, but she forgets to attend and the concert is quickly cut short.


Oh, we are the daughters of Triton
Great father who loves us and named us well:
And then there is the youngest in her musical debut
A seventh little sister, we're presenting her to you
To sing a song Sebastian wrote, her voice is like a bell
She's our sister Ariel--

The comic adapation adapted this song with a new set of lyrics, skipping past the names of all the sisters and instead skipping from the first subject, to the final subject, being the introduction of Ariel.

The daughters of Triton are we.
Our Father has chosen each name for us well.
Now listen to our sister whose voice rings like a bell.
Her name is Arie--

The Broadway version is essentially the song with some extra lyrics for length. The outcome of the song is that Triton is left furious while Sebastian ponders where Ariel has gone.

Ah, we are the daughters of Triton,
Great father who loves us,
And named us well,
And Ariel!


In concert we hope to enlighten,
The heart of the merfolk,
With music's swell!













And then there is the youngest
In her musical debut
Our seventh little sister
We’re presenting her to you
To sing a song Sebastian wrote
Her voice is like a bell
It’s our sister,

Oh, no. Where is she? Once more.

Sister, Ariel!

Deleted Scene: Backstage with Sebastian

This scene was to be opened in a different way from the final version. Originally it started with the girls practicing for their parts backstage. Sebastian then comes in to give the girls some last minute instructions until
Sebastian Backstage
coming to the realization that Ariel was missing. When upon asking where she was, Andrina told him that she wasn't anywhere to be seen, which quickly sends Sebastian into a panic.

Eventually Sebastian calms himself and tells the girls to get into their places while he stalls for time. However, when he tries to approach the king, a spotlight shines on him and his presence is made known to the entire concert hall. All Sebastian can do is sigh and get into his conductor's position as he prepares to start the show.

This scene was removed due to the creators deciding that it would be better to surprise the audience by keeping Sebastian and everyone else in the dark. 


  • This is one of the few Disney songs that ends abruptly.
  • In the scene prior to this song appearing; when King Triton rides over the crowd, merfolk versions of Donald, Goofy, and Mickey can be glanced within the crowd, as well as an animated Kermit the Frog.
  • Prior to the third movie, the sisters' age were determined by their order of appearance in this song, with Aquata being assumed the oldest due to her being the first sister to give her name.

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Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Television: TV series | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Video Games: NES game | Sega Genesis Game | Ariel's Story Studio | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | The Little Mermaid 2: Pinball Frenzy | Disney's The Little Mermaid: Magic in Two Kingdoms
Books: Offical Comic Adaption | Marvel Comics | Disney Comics | Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | The Legacy Collection | The Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea

Disney Parks

Mermaid Lagoon | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | Ariel's Grotto | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | Scuttle's Scooters | Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Animazment - The Musical | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom


Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula/Vanessa | Flotsam and Jetsam | Attina | Alana | Adella | Aquata | Arista | Andrina | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Ursula's Garden | Glut | The Seahorse Herald | Harold | Merpeople
Sequel: Melody | Tip and Dash | Morgana | Cloak and Dagger | Undertow | Hammerhead Shark | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin | Ursula and Morgana's mother
Prequel: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | Shelbow | Ink Spot | Cheeks | Ray-Ray | Stevie | Electric Eels
TV Series: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | Pearl's mother | The Evil Manta | Little Evil | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Empreror Sharga and the Sharkanians | Octopid | Brain Sponge | Zeus | Spot the Killer Whale | Crab Scouts | Hans Christian Andersen | Mr. and Mrs. Clambakersfield and their babies | Lucky | Thor | Kid Squid | Augustus | Stormy the Giant Seahorse | Sorcerer Blowfish | Penny the Cat | The Magical Wishing Starfish | Apollo | Archimedes | Seaclops
Comic Book: Scallopa | Indigo | Aunt Crustacea | Sir Figmond | Flooglefish | Marlin the Magician | Snapper | Jason | Caliban | King Proteus | Ariadne | Pirania | Celia | Jenny | Scarface the Shark | Professor Thelonius Paxx | Shana | King Harold | Princess Penelope | Captain Cutlass | Aquarius | Abaloney Kid


Season One: "Whale of a Tale" | "The Great Sebastian" | "Stormy" | "Urchin" | "Double Bubble" | "Message in a Bottle" | "Charmed" | "Marriage of Inconvenience" | "The Evil Manta" | "Thingamajigger" | "Red" | "Beached" | "Trident True" | "Eel-Ectric City"
Season Two: "Resigned to It" | "Calliope Dreams" | "Save the Whale" | "Against the Tide" | "Giggles" | "Wish Upon a Starfish" | "Tail of Two Crabs" | "Metal Fish" | "T'ank You For Dat, Ariel"
Season Three: "Scuttle" | "King Crab" | "Island of Fear" | "Land of the Dinosaurs" | "Heroes" | "The Beast Within" | "Ariel's Treasures" | "A Little Evil"


Prince Eric's Statue | Trident | Ursula's Cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box | Dinglehopper | Royal Ship


Film & TV: Atlantica | Ariel's Secret Grotto | Ursula's Lair | Prince Eric's Castle | The Wedding Ship | Morgana's Ice Cave
Comic Book: Aquaria | Hatchet-Fish Alley | Stingray City | Blue Claw Chasm


Film: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls/(Reprise) | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Down to the Sea | For a Moment | Tip and Dash (song) | Here on the Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember
TV Series: Just a Little Love | You Got to be You | The Edge of the Edge of the Sea | The Lobster Mobster's Mob | The Beddy Bye Blues | Sing a New Song | In Harmony | This is the Life | You Know I Know | Never Give Up | You Wouldn't Want to Mess with Me | The Sound of Laughter | Daring to Dance | Just Give Me a Chance | Just Like Me | Evil Lullaby
Musical: She's in Love | Human Stuff | Positoovity | I Want the Good Times Back | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer

See Also

Musical | The Disney Afternoon | Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea

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