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Alan Menken - Poor Unfortunate Souls Chords

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Poor Unfortunate Souls Chords

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Alan Menken

Notes: Sounds better played in power chords

The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself.

Can you do that?


My dear, sweet child. That's what I do. It's what I live for.
To help unfortunate merfolk like yourself.
Poor souls with no one else to turn to.

I admit that in the past I've been a nasty
                                         -        F# -
They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch
But you'll find that nowadays
I've mended all my ways
E      -  -        F#     -  -       Ab - -
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
True? Yes.
And I fortunately know a little magic
                            -        F# -
It's a talent that I always have possessed
And dear lady, please don't laugh
I use it on behalf
E      -  -        F#    -   -       Ab   -
Of the miserable, the lonely, and depressed (pathetic)

Poor unfortunate souls
Eb     -   C#  -
In pain, in need
A  - -   G#  - -
This one longing to be thinner
C#  - -  G# - -
That one wants to get the girl
Bb    -
And do I help them?
     Eb   -
Yes, indeed
Those poor unfortunate souls
Eb     -   C# -
So sad, so true
A  - -    G# - -
They come flocking to my cauldron
C#  - - G# - -
Crying, "Spells, Ursula, please!"
Bb   -
And I help them!
C#  -
Yes I do

         A  -
Now it's happened once or twice
        C#  -
Someone couldn't pay the price
         Eb  -                              E   -
And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals
         A   -
Yes I've had the odd complaint
           E  - -    F# - -  Ab -
But on the whole I've been a saint
  E  - -    F# - -  C#
To those poor unfortunate souls

Have we got a deal?


If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again.

But you'll have your man, heh heh. Life's full of tough choices, isn't it? Heh heh.
Oh, and there is one more thing.
We haven't discussed the subject of payment.

But I don't have-

I'm not asking much, just a token really, a trifle!
What I want from you is - your voice.

But without my voice, how can I-

You'll have your looks, your pretty face.
And don't underestimate the importance of body language, ha!


The men up there don't like a lot of blabber
                          -        G -
They think a girl who gossips is a bore!
Yet on land it's much prefered for ladies not to say a word
          F     -  -        G  - -      A -
And after all dear, what is idle babble for?
Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation
                          -        G -
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who's withdrawn
             F    -  -        G  - -      A -
It's she who holds her tongue who get's a man

Come on you poor unfortunate soul
E     -   D  -
Go ahead! Make your choice!
      A#  - -   A   - -     D     - -       A - -
I'm a very busy woman and I haven't got all day
         B    -
It won't cost much
          E - - A - -
Just your voice!
You poor unfortunate soul
     E   -   D  -
It's sad but true
       A#       - -      A   - -
If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet
       D     - -       A - -
You've got the pay the toll
       A#     - -      A   - -
Take a gulp and take a breath
    D     - -    A - -
And go ahead and sign the scroll
         A#      - -      A   - -
Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys
    D - -  E - - F -
The boss is on a roll
     D -    F -- A -- D
This poor unfortunate soul

F# - - G# - -
Beluga sevruga
     A      - -   B - -   C#
Come winds of the Caspian Sea
F# - -   G# - -
Larengix glaucitis
   A  - -   B - -
Et max laryngitis
   C# - -  F
La voce to me

Now, sing!



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