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"Promethean Ditty" is a song performed by Mr. Parentheses in Hercules: The Animated Series from the episode "Hercules and the Prometheus Affair".

Lyrics

Prometheus! The Most Enlightened-

Was the brightest of the Titans

Saw us stumbling in the night--

Decided that we needed Light!

Incurred the god's revengeful ire-

By stealing their great secret Fire

Up to Heaven one fine day-

Lit a torch from the Sun and ran away!

He gave this gift so me and you -

Could enjoy a summer barbecue

So food is not a dreadful bore-

We'd eat it cooked instead of raw!

He gave us Fire which did inspire-

Us all to seek for something higher

We learned to read and write and speak-

In poetry and books and Greek!

To build the City -

Found the State-To calculate and cogitate-

Invent philosophy and mirth-

Explore both corners of the Earth!

To pluck the harp and twang the lyre-

And found the world's first Grecian choir

Map out the heavens-study math-

Come home and have a nice hot bath!

Our forefathers were overjoyed -

The gods were fearsomely annoyed

Guess what they then went and did-

To this prominent Promethean kid?

The punishment was grim and dire- -

For stealing this great gift of fire-

They chained him to a rock -Absurd!!

Pecked at by a giant bird!

Henpecked for all Eternity-Prometheus alone

Nailed to a rock for all to see-

He is no "rolling stone"

How could this kindly Titan Giver-

Live without his precious liver?

Every night- despite the pain-

His liver would grow back again!

And every dawn of every morn

That eagle would return to pluck

His organ out and eat it up-

Oh Yuck o Yuck! What rotten luck!

Hail this noble Titan loner-he's the world's first Liver Donor!!!!!


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Media
Films: HerculesHercules: Zero to HeroVideo

Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) • House of Mouse
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment: The MusicalDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesHercules: The Muse-icalVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars ParadeHercules Victory ParadeThe Hercules Electrical ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Happily Ever AfterWishes
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains WorldVillains’ Cavalcade

Characters
Original: HerculesHadesPegasusPhiloctetesMegaraPain and PanicFatesMusesZeusHeraHermesHestiaHephaestusAthenaAresPoseidonAphroditeOlympian GodsArtemisApolloThebansDionysusTitansCerberusHydraMinotaurSthenoGriffinNemean LionNessusFuriesNymphsAmphitryon and Alcmene

TV Series: IcarusCassandraAdonisHelen of TroyTempestCirceTritonGalateaPandoraMedusaEchidnaTyphonEchidna's ChildrenHecateNemesisMr. ParenthesesHomerFear and TerrorIbidAntaeusPrometheusDaedelusMorpheusKronosGaiaAmphitriteAchillesTheseusOrionNestor & MeleagerMelampusLavinaAjaxAndromedaSyrinxElectraMr. GriffKing MinosTiviusOrthosQueen Hippolyte

Songs
Original: The Gospel TruthGo the DistanceOne Last HopeZero to HeroI Won't Say (I'm in Love)A Star is Born

TV series songs: Send My Boy to SchoolMy TownPromethean DittyThe AgoraThe BacchanalThe Man That I LovePucker Up or Let Him SnoozeThat's How the Story GoesAphrodesia DanceLove Is In The AirSince the Light Went AwayAin't Life a BeachCan-Do KingKronos StoneWhat's a Mother to Do?Sreamin' Grecian Teenage BluesLethe Water on the Brain!One Good ManYou're My Hero

Locations
Ancient GreeceMount OlympusUnderworldPhil's IslandThebesPrometheus AcademyAtlantis City
Objects
Skull PacifierArmageddon BowLightning BoltsMortal PotionTrident
Miscellaneous
Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules