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Part of Your World Reprise
Part of Your World (Reprise)
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Howard Ashman
Performer(s) Ariel (Jodi Benson)
Films The Little Mermaid
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums The Little Mermaid - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Preceded by Part of Your World
Followed by Under the Sea
Video
The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Part Of Your World Reprise-002:04

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"Part of Your World (Reprise)" is a song written and composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman for the Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid. It is also featured in the Broadway musical adaptation of the film.

Lyrics

What would I give to live where you are?
What would I pay to stay here beside you?
What would I do to see you smiling at me?

Where would we walk?
Where would we run?
If we could stay all day in the sun?

Just you and me,
And I could be
Part of your world!

(Instrumentals)

I don't know when,
I don't know how,
But I know something's starting right now!

Watch and you'll see;
Someday I'll be
Part of your world!

Original Lyrics

Before the finalized version was made, an alternate version of the reprise was made into a Demo sung by Alan Menken. In this version, Ariel sings of how much she longs to be with Eric, but realizes that they can't be together, and gives him a kiss before diving back under the waves. 

This version was removed due to the film makers having written Ariel as being so lovesick after the storm that it was considered inappropriate for the song to be so tragic. 

What would I give to live where you are?
What would I pay, to stay here beside you?
What would I do to see you, smiling at me?

Now there's a dream!
Now there's a goal!
Now there's a need I'll never control!

I won't get free,
'til I can be,
part of your world!

What would I give, if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay, to spend a day holding your hand?

(Instrumentals)

I'd give my life.
I'd sell my soul.
'Cause I can feel I'll never be whole.

But I can see,
I'll never be, 
Part of your world.

Comic Adaptation Lyrics

The comic adaptation of the Little Mermaid took a different route with the lyrics of this song. Snippets of it can follow the melody of the original, but it is mostly new.

I'd give anything to live in your world.
I'd pay any price to stay close to you.

Your hand in mine.
Life would be fine,
here in your world!

Somewhere in time.
Somehow I'm sure,
I'll live in your world!

Kingdom Hearts II

Vanessa Eric in game

In Kingdom Hearts II, the song plays the same role as it does in the original film. Ariel sings it to Eric when she saves him from a shipwreck; but moving forward in the story, while Ariel is transformed into a temporary human, Eric is hypnotized by Ursula disguised as Vanessa . As they're walking along the shore, Vanessa is singing the reprise to Eric, marking one of the few times a Disney villain has sung a hero's song unironically. 

Trivia

  • When filming reference for the scene where Ariel rises from the rocks, Glen Keane would act out the scene as a way to give Sherri Stoner an idea of how the scene would play out.

Gallery


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Media
Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Television: TV Series (Episode List) | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | Musical
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
Books: Official Comic Adaptation | Marvel Comics| Disney Comics

Attractions: Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Mermaid Lagoon (Tokyo DisneySea) | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Fantasmic! | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic

Characters
Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula/Vanessa | Flotsam & Jetsam | Attina | Alana | Adella | Aquata | Arista | Andrina | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Ursula's Garden | Glut | The Seahorse Herald | Harold | Merpeople | Washerwomen
Sequel Characters: Melody | Tip & Dash | Morgana | Cloak & Dagger | Undertow | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin
Prequel Characters: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | Shelbow | Ink Spot | Cheeks | Ray-Ray | Stevie | Electric Eels
TV Series Characters: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | The Evil Manta | Little Evil | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Emperor Sharga | Octopid | Brain Sponge | Zeus | Spot the Killer Whale | Crab Scouts | Hans Christian Andersen | Stormy the Giant Seahorse

Objects: Prince Eric's statue | Trident | Ursula's Cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box | Dinglehopper

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

Songs
Film Songs: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Vanessa's Song | Down to the Sea | For A Moment | Tip and Dash (song) | Here On The Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember
T.V. Series Songs: 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 Songs: She's In Love | Human Stuff | Positoovity | I Want the Good Times Back | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only (Quartet) | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer

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

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