Mufasa: To be king is a huge obligation,
It's not just a license for fun.
And since you're the next generation,
And even more: Since you're my son,
I owe you a dad's explanation,
That a lifetime of duties begun,
But don't get depressed,
You get ranked with the best,
I'll tell you how, one to one! To be king is a daunting position,
Zazu: (But who gives a hoot if you're hot?)
Mufasa: He must uphold both the law and tradition,
Zazu: (But the perks make up for a lot!)
Mufasa: In short, he's a master tactician,
Who must give every subject a shot.
Zazu: (From termite to Tusk-ah,)
Mufasa: From dawn until dusk-ah,
Mufasa and Zazu: A king gives it all that he's got!
Animals: King and husko, master commando.
Ruler of all us all day!
Up in the mountains,
Down in the flat lands,
My, what a beautiful day!
King, protector, protects us till his duty reconciles!
Nice to all ages,
Feasts for all seasons!
Mighty king, of the wild!
- This song was deleted because it did not suit James Earl Jones' singing voice.