Goodbye So Soon (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Goodbye So Soon disney song music“Goodbye So Soon” is a song from the 1986 Disney animated film “The Great Mouse Detective“. The song is performed by the film’s villain, Professor Ratigan, as he sets a trap for the film’s heroes, Basil of Baker Street and his trusty companion, Dr. Dawson.

The lyrics of the song express Ratigan’s malevolent and sadistic personality, with lines like “Goodbye, so soon, and isn’t this a crime? We know by now that time knows how to fly.” The melody is sinister and foreboding, with a menacing and eerie tone that reflects the danger and suspense of the scene.

The song was written by composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Leslie Bricusse, who wrote the music and lyrics for the film. The character of Professor Ratigan is voiced by actor Vincent Price, who also performs the song in the film. “Goodbye So Soon” has become a memorable and chilling song from “The Great Mouse Detective”, and is often cited as an example of the film’s dark and suspenseful tone.

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