The Wazir's Song
Lyrics provided by David
This song was found in a copy of the "Aladdin" script dated July 15, 1990.
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
EXT. DUNGEON - JAFAR’S CELL
Jafar and Sinbad are observing the ceremony through a magical vision on the floor of the cell. Jafar is clutching the lamp tightly. The genie is on the other side of them looking very morose.
Is it time, your worship?
Let’s not rush this… I want to savor it… I want to enjoy every delicious moment…
This leads in to the diabolical WAZIR’S SONG. The song starts out quiet but intense.
LET’S TAKE IT SLOW
AND MAKE IT LAST
WE’LL LAY HIM LOW
BUT NOT TO FAST
NOW WHERE TO START?
LET’S NOT BE RASH
I QUITE AGREE
LET’S TAKE THE ‘STACHE…
The Genie winces, but bows in ascent.
Aladdin is waving to the crowd when, ZIP, his moustache disappears. Jasmine notices and reacts startled. Aladdin touches his upper lip and realizes it is gone. He feigns a cough to cover up his face.
The song continues.
LET’S PAINT HIM BLUE
WE COULD DO THAT…
OR SOMETHING ELSE?
LET’S TAKE THE HAT…
ZING! The turban’s gone from Aladdin’s head. Aladdin feels around for it. A BUZZ runs through the crowd as they notice. Aladdin can’t figure out what the heck is happening.
As the song builds, we keep intercutting between the dungeon and the ceremony. Strange things are happening to Aladdin. His hair grows really long, then turns into a mass of FLIES, leaving him bald. Then he is back to normal. He opens his mouth, and out flies a flock of birds. His outfit transforms into that of an arab sheik. Then he is in a suit of armor. Then he is in a gown with a veil. Finally, with a big POOF, he is back to his original rags. The Sultan and Jasmine are shocked. The crowd is LAUGHING uproariously, much to Jasmine’s chagrin.
Bit by bit, Jafar commands the Genie to undo all of Aladdin’s magic. His entire entourage transforms into an army of familiar cockroaches. Abu turns back from an elephant into a monkey. In a mad dash, Abu jumps on the Sultan’s face, trying to get away.
As the song escalates, Jafar is whipping himself up into a frenzy.
I WANT WIND
I WANT THUNDER
I WANT BUILDINGS RIPPED ASUNDER!
I WANT HAIL
I WANT LIGHTNING
AND A GENIE WHO’S QUITE FRIGHT’NING!
Huge storm clouds billow above the city. WINDS start kicking up. There is LIGHTNING and THUNDER. People panic and run for cover as a tremendous WHIRLWIND rips through the crowd. Canopies are knocked over. Horses and camels are stampeding. Pandemonium.
END SONG, direct segue into MUSICAL MONTAGE.
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