Underwater singing.

Weeki Wachee Mermaid Show Highlights

Field review by the editors.

Weeki Wachee, Florida

The 1997 theme show, Pocahontas meets the Little Mermaid, delivered the kind of underwater orchestration we'd grown to expect from Weeki Wachee. The show was mesmerizing to children, their greasy little hands and faces pressed against the theater glass. Our fascination centered on the amount of singing dialog the girls must lip synch, while performing underwater ballet and gulping from air hoses.

First, some cartoon comedics from the Famous Frog of Weeki Wachee, who sounds like NPR's Michael Feldman:

Frog of Weeki WacheeFROG: Like my Aunt Phibian used to say "That's a lot of bull....FROG!"
CHORUS: He's the Frog of Weeki Wachee
FROG:I won't dance on your Hibachi!
CHORUS: The Frog of Weeki Wachee
FROG: You were expecting Liberace?
CHORUS: The Frog of Weeki Wacheeeee Springs!

Without giving away the entire story, here's an excerpt of the lyrics to our favorite song:

INDIAN CHORUS:
PO-CA-HONTAS NOW, TEACHING LIT-TULL MERMAID,
SHE WILL SHOW HER HOW...TO BE AN IN-DEE-UN!
Duet without oxygen.POCAHONTAS:
If you're an Indian you have to try
To make it rain from clear blue sky!
So put yourself in an Indian trance,
And your moccasins will make a little Indian dance
EVERYONE: Yi Yi Yi! Yi Yi Yi!
CHORUS:
The tribe is your family, your house is a tee-pee,
You send smoke signals that your friends far away can see!
You wear a skin and some feathers in your hair,
And of course ... you have a horse,
or you never get nowhere!
POCAHONTAS:
Practice hard, have lots of fun
That's what it takes to be an In-dee-unn!
Pocahontas will see you through,
If you teach her how to be a mermaid too.
INDIAN CHORUS:
LITTLE MERMAID NOW,TEACHING PO-CA-HONTAS!
SHE WILL SHOW HER HOW, TO BE A MERMAID TOO!
adagio.LITTLE MERMAID:
If you want to be a mermaid too
listen close to what I say to you.
From the little fish you can take your cue,
That's how you can be a Mermaid too
POCAHONTAS:
Take my cue?
LITTLE MERMAID:
Like fishies do!
POCAHONTAS:
Shed my skins,?
LITTLE MERMAID:
Get some fins!
Trade your legs for a fishy tail
move it up and down just like a whale.
Arms to steer and most certainly,
You'll be singing like a mermaid in the deep blue sea!

CHORUS:
Sea creatures are your family your house is a Sea shell,
Your voice echoes far away in a song your friends know well...
You wear star fish and sea flowers in your hair...

Enough, enough...I can't believe I'm transcribing this....

Lyrics copyright © 1997 Weeki Wachee Spring

Also see: Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids

Weeki Wachee - City of Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Address:
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL
Directions:
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. On the west side of US Hwy 19/Commercial Way just south of Cortez Blvd.
Hours:
Mar-Oct 10 am - 4 pm. Call to check hours. (Call to verify)
Phone:
352-596-2062
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