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Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula


Tyler Maynard and Derrick Baskin as Flotsam and Jetsam

"I Want the Good Times Back" is a song sung by Ursula, the sea witch, Flotsam and Jetsam, and her Chorus of Minion Eels in the Musical version of The Little Mermaid. During the song Ursula begins to form her plan to overthrow her brother, King Triton, and reclaim the Sea as it's Queen.

The song was later replaced with a new song "Daddy's Little Angel", when the revised version of the show went on tour, which is the version that will be found in the licensed version of the show too.


When daddy dear was floating on his deathbed
He divvied up the kingdom into two
I got his magic shell
And half the sea as well
His trident went to--

You know who his trident went to--don't you, babies!

My reign--why, it was blissfully delicious!
And glamour, glitz and style were au courante
Did I use some black magic?
Well, oopsie--my bad!
Did I mutilate, maim and destroy?
Just a tad!
And for that, I get banished!
But me, I'm not mad
There's just one little thing that I want...
Just one teensy thing that I want:

I want the good times back!
I want those grand ol' days!
I want the twisted nights
The sick delights
The wild soirees!
I want those trembling crowds of shellfish
Cracked and peeled for me to dine
Not because I'm mean or selfish--


URSULA (Sung):
I only want what's mine!
I want disgusting wealth!
I want exquisite sin!
Want the entire sea
To worship me
On bended fin!
I want to greet my loving subjects
And then have them as a snack!

Remember those good times?
I want them back!

Picture it, my sucklings. Pretty soon, we'll be back on top! Sipping bubbly... eating caviar before it hatches! King Triton
is the only thing that stands in our way. If only I can find his Achilles heel... the soft quivering underbelly, beneath all
that armor... I'll dethrone him! De-bone him! And then boys... oh, boys... we're back in business!
All together now:

You'll bring the good times back!
Resume your wacky fun!
Restore the joyful charm
Of causing harm
To everyone!

I want to make the merfolk cower
Like they did in days of yore
Sure, it's sheer abuse of power--


URSULA (Sung):
Ain't that what power's for?
I want to taste their tears!
I want to hear their screams!
I want the special rush
You get from from crushing
Hopes and dreams!

It's more than simply sentimental--

It's an aphrodisiac!

Remember those good times!

Oh God, were they good times!

It's time for more good times!

Let's get 'em back!
If only I had a way
To make him pay
I'd set ol' Triton straight!





His daughters...



Why didn't we think of that before? His youngest!

FLOTSAM (Spoken):
The one with the beautiful voice?

URSULA (Spoken):
Which she takes for granted! A woman doesn't know how precious her voice is until she's been silenced. Ha! Perhaps we could
teach them both a lesson...

I want the little girl!

FLOTSAM (Spoken):

And boys, I want her bad!

JETSAM (Spoken):

I want her sitting here
To lure her dear
Devoted dad!


I want my goody-goody brother
To come rescue her - the sap!
And then one way or another--


I'll spring the trap!
And get the good times back!
I mean with all the perks!
The trident, crown, the throne--
All mine alone!
The whole damn works!

But most of all, I want ol' Triton
Pinned and wriggling on the rack
Then, fellas, it's my time!
And frankly, it's high time!
Those fabulous good times...
They're coming back!


She didn't waste much time
The little shameless tease
One sunset’s barely through
And Princey-Poo is on his knees
They'll be smooching by day two, boys
If she keeps it up like this
So there's just one thing to do, boys


Go up and block that kiss!


I bet her Daddy's worried bad
And wondering where she's been

Soon he'll guess
And then, oh yes!
The real fun can begin!

Onward and upwards my live wires!
And stop that lip lock!

Yes, your wretchedness!

So let the clock run out
Their time is almost up
And once they're trapped
I'll have them wrapped
Around my suction cup
With my tentacles around them
I'll at last be back on track
And headed for good times
Deliciously good times
Two days!
And the good times
They're coming back!

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Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning | The Little Mermaid (live action film) | Video
Television: TV series | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | A Poem Is...
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: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch | Official Comic Adaptation | Disney Comics | Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | The Little Mermaid's Treasure Chest
Marvel Comics: Sink or Swim | All that Glitters | The Daredevilfish | Whirlpool World | My Dinner with Crustacea | Room at the Palace | There Goes the Neighborhood | Gone With the Waves | The Sea Horse Tournament | The Sorrowful Sea Monster | The Wrong Queen | Of Myths and Mermaids | Ariel and the Lobster's Loot
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | The Legacy Collection | The Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea

Disney Parks

Mermaid Lagoon | Disney's Art of Animation Resort | Ariel's Grotto | Ariel's Playground | Art of Animation | Blowfish Balloon Race | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | It's a Small World | Jumpin' Jellyfish | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Mermaid Lagoon Theater | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Scuttle's Scooters | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Storybook Land Canal Boats | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | The Whirlpool | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Animagique | Animazment - The Musical | Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Wishes | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney Illuminations | Disneyland Forever | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | King Triton's Concert | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Mermaid Lagoon Theater "Under the Sea" | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | The Golden Mickeys | Villains Tonight! | Voyage of the Little Mermaid | World of Color
Restaurants: Sebastian's Calypso Kitchen
Shops: Kiss de Girl Fashions | Mermaid Memories | Mermaid Treasures | Prince Eric's Village Market | Scuttle's Shiny Things
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Disney on Parade | Disney Stars 'n' Cars | Festival of Fantasy Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Paint The Night Parade | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Villains World


Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula | Flotsam and Jetsam | King Triton's Daughters | 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 | Alex | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin | Ursula and Morgana's mother
Prequel: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | The Catfish Club Band | Stevie | Electric Eels
TV Series: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | Pearl's mother | 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 | Neptune
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


Atlantica | Ariel's Secret Grotto | Ursula's Lair | Prince Eric's Castle | The Wedding Ship | Morgana's Ice Cave


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 | 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 | Daddy's Little Angel | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer | All Good Things Must End
Deleted: Silence is Golden

See Also

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

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