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This article is about the stage musical song.
You may be looking for the song from the 1994 film or the episode from The Lion Guard.


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The Morning Report (stage musical)
Broadway Album
Attribution information
Composer

Elton John

Lyricist

Tim Rice

Performers

Geoff Hoyle
Samuel E. Wright
Scott Irby-Ranniar

Release information
Released

1997

Track

3

Length

2:31

Albums

The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Appearances

The Lion King (stage musical)

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Morning Report (musical).ogg 

"The Morning Report" is a song composed by Elton John for the stage musical version of The Lion King.

Lyrics

Zazu:
It's an honor and a privilege, a duty I perform
With due sense of decorum and with pride
With deference and great respect very much the norm
Plus, a hint of sycophancy on the side
To lay before my ruler all the facts about his realm
To fill him in on all the beastly news

Mufasa: (spoken)
Yes, yes, Zazu. Get on with it!

Zazu:
In order that His Majesty stands sturdy at the helm
Aware of all the fauna's latest views

Mufasa: (spoken)
Zazu! The morning report!

Zazu: (spoken)
Er, yes, sire. The morning report.

Zazu:
Chimps are going ape
Giraffes remain above it all
Elephants remember
Though just what I can't recall

Crocodiles are snapping up
Fresh offers from the banks
Showed interest in my nest egg
But I quickly said, "No thanks!"

We haven't paid the hornbills
And the vultures have a hunch
Not everyone invited will be
Coming back from lunch

This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar, and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report

Mufasa: (spoken)
What are you doing, son?

Simba: (spoken)
Pouncing.

Mufasa: (spoken)
Let an old pro show you how it's done.

Zazu:
The buffalo have got a beef

Mufasa: (spoken)
Stay low to the ground

Zazu:
About this season's grass
Warthogs have been thwarted
In attempts to save their gas

Simba:
Yes, stay low

Zazu:
Flamingos in the pink
Chasing secretary birds

Mufasa: (spoken)
Shhh, not a sound

Zazu:
Saffron is this season's color
Seen in all the herds

Mufasa: (spoken)
Take it slow

Zazu:
Moving down the rank and file
To near the bottom rung

Mufasa: (spoken)
One more step
Then...

Zazu:
Far too many beetles are
Quite frankly in the dung

Mufasa: (spoken)
Pounce!

Zazu: (spoken)
Aaahhh!

Simba:
This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report

All:
This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report

Trivia

  • In June 2010, nine minutes of the musical were cut, including the "The Morning Report" musical number.


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