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Thumbelina (lyrics only)

Version I

Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing,
Thumbelina, what's the difference if you're very small?
When your heart is full of love, you're nine feet tall!

So you're no bigger than my thumb, than my thumb, than my thumb;
Sweet Thumbelina don't be glum.
Now, now, now, ah, ah, ah, come, come, come!

Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing,
Thumbelina, what's the difference if you're very small?
When your heart is full of love, you're nine feet tall!

So you're no bigger than my toe, than my toe, than my toe,
Sweet Thumbelina keep that glow;
And you'll grow, and you'll grow, and you'll grow.

Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing,
Thumbelina, what's the difference if you're very small?
When your heart is full of love, you're nine feet tall!

Version II

Once there was a maiden so beautiful and kind.
She was the smallest maiden fair that you could ever find.
She was sweet and she was gentle, and she loved the simple way.
At night she slept in a walnut shell, she sailed on a flower all day.

Tiny Thumbelina! You could fit into my hand.
I hope you find a happy place in a sunny, fairy land.

Somewhere there's a tiny prince, he's handsome, good, and kind.
He is just the prince that Thumbelina wants to find.
He's strong and he is gentle, and he loves the simple way.
He and Thumbelina will be happy all their day.

Tiny Thumbelina! You could fit into my hand.
I hope you find a happy place in a sunny, fairy land.
Yes, I hope you find a happy place in a sunny, fairy land.


Featured in the biographical movie "Hans Christian Andersen."