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"Slowly He Sank To The Bottom of The Sea" is a song in Babes in Toyland. It was sung by Gonzorgo.

Lyrics

We don’t know how to tell you this, Miss Mary.
No, we don’t know how to tell you this at all.
We were 20 leagues at sea,
It was calm as it could be,
When out of the north,
There came a sudden squall.

He was standing at the wheel, he was, Miss Mary.
And across the deck, the mighty ocean roared.
Then the mizzen broke and fell,
And we heard the fellow yell,
As it bashed him down and swept him overboard.

Slowly, slowly, he sank into the sea,
Though we tried to save him, he sank into the sea.
We are bringing you his personal belongings,
And in his hat we found this soggy note.
Though the salty ocean spray somehow washed the words away,
I’ll see if I can't decipher what he wrote;

“Darling Mary”, he begins, or is that “dearest”?
Yes, that’s the term he uses, we agree.
Now, the boy goes on to tell how he hopes this finds you well.
It’s too bad he slowly sank into the sea.
Slowly, slowly, he sank into the sea,
with no life preserver, he sank into the sea.

“I am poor”, the letter reads, “and can't support you,
And it’s best I sail away and set you free.
Noble lady that you are,
You’d be better off by far if you were to marry wealthy Barnaby.”

We advise you to forget him now, Miss Mary.
Our condolences to you, we do extend,
But we’ll blame you not, my dear,
If you care to shed a tear for the way he met his most untimely end.
Slowly, slowly, he sank into the sea,
To the very bottom, he sank into the sea.


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Babes in Toyland
Characters
Tom PiperMary ContraryBarnabyGonzorgo and RoderigoMr. ToymakerGrumioMother GooseSylvester J. GooseBoy BlueBo-Peep • Willie Winkie
Locations
SpainMother Goose VillageBarnaby's HouseThe Forest of No ReturnToyland
Objects
Toy SoldiersShrinking Formula • Poof Gun
Songs
Mother Goose Village and LemonadeWe Won't Be Happy 'Till We Get It!Mary, Mary Quite ContraryJust A Whisper AwaySlowly He Sank To The Bottom Of The SeaCastle In SpainNever Mind, Bo-PeepI Can't Do The SumFlorettaThe Forest of No ReturnToylandWorkshop SongJust A ToyMarch of the ToysTom and Mary