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[sweeping orchestral music]

[soft orchestral music]

[thunder rumbling]

[dramatic orchestral music]

[thunder rumbling]

[thunder rumbling]

[thunder rumbling]

[thunder rumbling]

[light orchestral and choral music]

- Your Majesty.

- Thank you, Your Majesty.

[clears throat]

"Marriage contract.

King Little..."

[clears throat]

"Of Lilliput does this fifth day of November

"give the hand of his daughter, Princess Glory,

to Prince David, son of Bombo, king of Blefuscu."

Quite in order. Quite.

"King Bombo."

Well, we did it, you little rascal, you.

We did it.

- Yes, we certainly did, didn't we?

- Just a couple of old dad Cupids, I take?

[both laughing]

[trumpet fanfare]

- Your Majesty, the wedding things arrrrre here.

- There's a giant on the beach! There's a--

Let me go! Let me go!

There's giant on the beach! There's a--

- Mm-mmm. Exquisite taste.

Exquisite.

- Rrroses, frrreesias, rrrhododendrrrons,

rrranunculus, snapdrrragons, and daisies.

- [sniffing]

- Pretty posies, aren't they?

- Beautiful blooms. Beautiful.

- [clapping]

- Oh.

May I?

- Oh, please do.

- Magnificent.

[speech inaudible]

[whistling]

Oh, oh.

A masterpiece.

Vanilla.

Whoa!

- [singing] Faithful

Remember that whatever I do

I'm always faithful, my love

Faithful with all my soul

And thankful for you

Who came from heaven above

We'll dance tonight together

- My only little daughter.

I dread losing her.

- Oh, buck up there, old boy.

You're not losing a daughter.

You're gaining a son...

[tearfully] My son...David.

[blowing nose] honk!

- [singing] And you'll be for

All mine

- Hmm, lovely melody.

- Yes. We like it.

That is "Faithful," the song of Lilliput.

It will be played at the wedding tomorrow.

- Of course. Of course.

Oh, what's that? "Faithful"?

Oh, no, no.

"Forever," the song of Blefuscu, must be played at the wedding.

- But, Bombo, "Faithful" is always played

at our weddings.

It's tradition, sir,

and it's very pretty.

- Yes, yes, I know.

Pleasant little ditty,

but hardly appropriate for this great occasion,

but "Forever," there's a song for you.

Ha-ha!

- Ha-ha. "Faithful" will be played.

- Bah, faddle. Absolute faddle.

It must be "Forever."

- "Faithful."

- "Forever." - "Faithful."

- "Forever"!

- [meekly] "Faithful."

- It will be "Forever," or there will be no wedding!

- No wedding?

But the cake and the pretty flowers and--

oh, Bombo, you love "Faithful."

[singing] Da-da, da-dee-dum

Da-dee-da, doh, doh

Ah.

[singing] Da-doh--

- [stammering] I could kick you.

Why, this is an outrage!

This...is war!

[dramatic music]

- There's a giant on the beach!

- [stammering]

[smacking sounds]

This is war!

[somber orchestral music]

- War. [clicking tongue]

Woe is me. Woe is me.

- I found the mountain, Your Majesty.

I found it. It was a man mountain.

- War isn't nice.

- It was this big. No, it was this big.

- People are hurt in wars.

- He's as big--as big as-- as big as--

Wait, Your Majesty.

- Bombo can't frighten me. No, sir.

Speak up.

Don't stand there like a nincompoop.

- I'm trying to tell ya that there's a giant.

- When I get my dandruff up, look out.

But Glory.

[sighs]

Poor little Glory.

[somber orchestral music]

- Don't look now, gentlemen, but it's war.

- War?

Whoopee!

- [singing] Forever, forever

There won't be anyone but you

Remember I'm true

My sweet

Forever, forever

You'll share in everything I do

And keep smiling through

My sweet

I'll have just you

Here in my heart

And I'll trust you

Though we're apart

So forever

Forever

My guiding angel you will be

So always have faith

In me

- [sobbing]

- [shushing]

[all shushing]

- [shushing]

[horse trotting]

- War. [laughs]

Rolls off my back like a duck.

- [stammering] But I'm trying to tell ya--

I'm telling you there's a-- - What's on your mind?

- I said-- - Speak up, man.

- There's a giant on the beach!

There's a giant on the beach!

- For heaven's sake, Gabby, button your mouth.

Can't you see I have a war on my hands?

Be off with you.

Shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo.

- A war?

Do you suppose he could be a spy?

- War.

They bother me with--

Who's a spy? Who's a spy?

- The giant on the beach!

- Giant? Giant?

Why don't you tell me these things?

Do something. Don't stand there.

Go sic the dogs on him. Fetch him to me at once.

[bell ringing]

- Wake up! Wake up!

There's a giant on the beach! There's a giant on the beach!

Wake up, I tell you! Wake up!

There's a giant on the beach!

A giant on the beach! A giant on the beach!

Wake up! Wake up!

Giant on the beach! Wake up! Wake up!

There's a giant on the beach! A giant on the beach!

Wake up, I tell you! Wake up!

There's a giant on the beach!

A giant on the beach! A giant on the beach!

Wake up! Wake up!

Giant on the beach!

Wake up! Wake up!

There's a giant on the beach!

A giant on the beach!

Wake up! Wake up!

There's a giant on the beach!

- A giant on the beach?

- A giant? - On the beach?

- There's a-- [stammering]

- Giant on the beach!

- Giant? [screams]

- In Lilliput? - A giant?

- A giant on the beach!

- Giant... - On the...

- Beach!

- I said there's a giant on the beach!

[trumpet fanfare]

- Bring cables and tools. Bring horses and mules.

Bring snippers and clippers, ladders and stools.

Bring derricks, a rig. Bring pulleys, a jig.

Bring what-you-may-call-its, little and big.

A thingamabob, a thingamajig,

and all kind of things and stuff like that there.

Follow me!

[all speaking at once]

[all marching rhythmically]

[shushing]

[shushing]

[shushing]

Heh.

[water sloshing]

[shushing]

[whispering] Quiet.

We're almost there.

[screams]

- [whispering] W-w-where is it?

- [whispering] I don't know, but it was right here.

- [whispering] Here?

- Oh, yeah? Well, where is it now?

- [whispering] Well, I can't understand it.

It was right here.

Honest.

- Giant. [scoffs]

Dragging us out in the dead of the night.

- Yeah, chasing wild geese.

- Gabby must have been seeing things.

- Maybe it just got up and flew away.

[laughter]

- Yeah, and breathing fire.

[blowing]

[laughter]

- Look out, Gabby. Your giant's gonna bite ya.

[laughter]

- Hey, hey, fellas, maybe it was me he saw.

Look, I'm a giant. I'm a giant.

[laughter]

[rhythmic beating]

- [shushing]

Psst. Psst. Psst.

Listen.

[rhythmic beating]

- [inhaling deeply]

[snoring loudly]

[inhaling deeply]

[snoring loudly]

[rakes rattling]

- [whimpering]

- [stammering] I-I-I t-t-told ya

that there was a-a-a g-g-giant

on the b-b-beach...

- Huh? - And well, there he is.

- He said that's the giant on the beach!

- [shushing]

[all shushing]

[shushing]

There isn't a moment to waste.

Every last man must do all that he can,

work with the greatest of haste.

So bind up its hands, its arms, its chest,

its neck, its feet, and I'll do the rest.

Let's go!

Quiet.

- Quiet. - Quiet.

- Quiet.

- Huh?

- Oh!

[muffled grunting]

- [shushing]

[bow strings snapping]

[tools pounding and squeaking]

- Careful.

Up.

[cranks squeaking]

Put him there. No, no, here.

No, the other way, man.

[gasps]

Ah! He got me! He got me!

Oh! Help! He's killing me!

I don't want to die! Help! Help!

He's killing me! Help!

[grunting]

[panting]

Well, what are y'all waiting for?

[yelling indistinctly]

[cranks squeaking]

[hammer pounding]

[ropes creaking]

[tools pounding and squeaking]

[wood grinding]

Get the wheels. Come on, roll them into place.

Bring jacks, tackle, grease and axles,

all kinds of things and stuff like that there.

[sparks crackling]

pop!

[sparks crackling]

- Pith!

[wood creaking]

boing!

[hammers pounding rhythmically]

[horses trotting]

- [hiccups]

[heads knocking]

[fists pounding rhythmically]

- Come on, now. Let's go.

Heave, ho.

[ropes creaking]

[wood creaking]

Up. Up, men. Up.

Up.

[ropes creaking]

- Back up, Billy.

Come on, Iggy. Steady there, Bessie.

[spits]

Back up, Mindy.

[all grunting]

- Five and six and seven and eight and nine and--oh!

[ropes creaking]

- Ready there below? Let's go!

- Giddyap, Susie.

[whip snaps]

[horse whinnying]

Lower away then!

[ropes creaking]

- [grunting]

- Careful. Careful.

[wood creaking]

[hammers pounding]

- All set below!

- [whispering] Okay, let's go.

- Giddyap! Tallyho!

[whip snaps]

- Giddyap.

[horse whinnies]

[all yelling at once]

[ropes creaking]

[horse whinnies]

[wheels squeaking]

- [screaming]

- Mind the ropes there.

Not so fast. Not so fast.

Hurry up there. Slow down.

Get the wheels past.

[sighs]

I don't know what they would do around here without me.

[whimpering]

Heave. Heave.

[adventurous orchestral music]

[whip snaps]

[axes chopping]

[wood creaking]

[board rattling]

[knocks on door]

- [muffled snoring]

[knocks at door]

[snoring]

"Faithful" was always played at our weddings.

"Faithful."

[knocking at door]

[snoring]

"Faithful."

- Y-y-your Majesty?

- [snores]

[stammering] Huh?

- I've got the giant.

- The giant?

Oh, yes, yes, the giant.

Well, bring him in. Bring him in.

- Okay. Okay.

Your Majesty, I don't think he'd fit in here.

- Oh, you don't, huh?

So it's not good enough for him, hmm?

Well, where is he?

- Out there, Your Majesty.

- [claps]

Now, then.

Hmm, not good enough for him.

[armor rattling]

boing!

[axe pounding]

[board rattling]

Well, where is he?

- From here on.

- Call out the guards, the army, the navy.

Women and children first. I'll see you later.

[board rattling]

[furniture banging]

[furniture crashing]

[axe slicing]

- Search him, men. He may be armed.

[watch ticking]

- [grunting]

[gunshot]

[walls crashing]

[all screaming]

crash!

[horse whinnies]

- [yawns]

[wood creaking]

[ropes snapping]

- [screaming]

[grunting]

[yelling]

Help! Your Majesty! Let me in!

Your Majesty, let me in!

[pounding on door]

Let me in! Let me in!

[whimpering]

[pounding on door]

Let me in! Let me in! Help!

[whimpering]

Oh!

[stammering]

Oh, let me go! Help!

Help! Let me go!

I don't want to die!

- Well, well. What have we got here?

- Help! Don't eat me! Don't eat me!

Help! I won't taste good!

I'll give you indigestion!

- A man. A tiny man.

- [sobbing] You can't do this to me.

I got a wife and kids,

millions of kids.

- Hold on there, mate. Nobody's going to hurt you.

- Help! Put me down!

Help! Help!

[sobbing]

- Drop that! Drop that!

- Well, another one.

Who are you?

- Who, me? I'm king around here.

Guards! Guards!

To the turrets! Archers, surround the giant!

Surround the giant! Guards!

- Well.

- [grunts]

- Ha! You'll pay for this.

Ready... - Aim, fire. Aim, fire.

- Aim... - Fire. Fire. Fire.

[rocks crashing]

- [laughs]

How do you like that?

[laughs]

Want some more? All right, let her go!

[laughs]

[rocks crashing]

- It's Bom...bo!

Close the gates! Man the battlements!

Defend the city! We're attacked! We're attacked!

[all screaming]

- Stop! Stop, you swine!

Get back to your posts! Get back there and fight!

We of Blefuscu are not...

- [laughs]

- Afraid of anything.

- Well, where's everyone gone?

This is no way to treat a harmless visitor.

- Look, Gabby. We've won.

Gabby? Gabby?

See, Gabby? They've gone.

- Uh-- - Yes, sir. Scared stiff.

[laughs]

[stammering]

- Hello, there.

Come, now, don't let my size frighten you.

- [whimpering]

- You, Your Majesty, surely you're not afraid of me.

- [weakly] Uh-uh.

- Well, good. Then let me present myself.

My name is Gulliver, Your Majesty,

Lemuel Gulliver,

a shipwrecked sailor,

at your service.

- Well, welcome to Lilliput, Mr. Gulliver.

Mr. Gulliver, can you fight?

- Well, Your Majesty, I can lick anybody my size.

- Ah, splendid. Splendid.

[laughs]

I don't think Bombo will give us any further trouble

while you're around here.

No, sir.

He's on our side, Gabby.

He's on our side! There's nothing to fear!

The man-mountain is on our side!

[indistinct chatter]

all: [singing] All's well

What's a rainy day?

Never mind that cloud

Behind that cloud

You'll find a golden ray

All's well

Laugh your fears away

See the light ahead

Right ahead

There's a moonlit night ahead

Everyone, come on, have fun

All's well

All's well

All's well

All's well

It's a hap-hap-happy day

Toodle-oodle-oodle- oodle-oodle-lay

For you and me

For us and we

- Heave. Heave. Heave.

Heave. Heave. Heave.

all: [singing] The sun shines bright

And the world's all right

It's a hap-hap-happy day

It's a hap-hap-happy day

Toodle-oodle-oodle- oodle-oodle-lay

For you and me

For us and we

All the clouds have rolled away

- [whistling]

all: [singing] Toodle-oodle- oodle-oodle-oodle-lay

The sun shines bright

And the world's all right

It's a hap-hap-happy day

4 and 20 sunbeams

Are dancing 'round my face

4 score and 20 more

- Come on. Where are those buttons?

all: [singing] It's a hap-hap-happy day

Toodle-oodle-oodle- oodle-oodle-lay

You can't go wrong if you sing this song

It's a hap-hap-happy day

- [blowing]

all: [singing] 4 and 20 sunbeams

Are dancing 'round my face

4 score and 20 more

Are dancing every place

It's a hap-hap-happy day

Toodle-oodle-oodle- oodle-oodle-lay

You can't go wrong if you sing this song

It's a hap-hap-happy day

[scissors snapping rhythmically]

- Hot-a towel! Scoot 'em up!

- Hot-a towel! Scoot 'em up!

- [blowing]

- Hot-a towel! She's a-coming up!

[towel sizzling]

- Hey, look out!

Grab it! Pull it on! Nab it!

[muffled yelling]

[muttering]

[heroic orchestral music]

[thundering stomps]

[ominous orchestral music]

- You understand that not until that giant is removed

can our forces taste the sweet fruits of victory.

Now, then, it is up to you to carry this message

to my spies in Lilliput.

Be off, and may luck be with you.

- [cooing]

Toodle-oo.

- Get going!

[distant cheering]

[all cheering]

- Your Majesty,

I'm sorry the little princess isn't with us.

- Yes, too bad.

Too much excitement for one day.

boing!

[spoon rattling]

- [laughs]

- [whistles]

boing!

[cheers and applause]

both: [singing] There are bluebirds in the moonlight

- [singing] Silly idea

Bluebirds in the moonlight

both: [singing] But that's how I feel when I'm with you

There are night owls in the daylight

- [singing] Silly idea

Night owls in the daylight

both: [singing] Maybe my heart is saying

Who, who, who, who

- [singing] Who is the one for us?

all: [singing] You

It's what you've done for us

There are bluebirds in the moonlight

Silly idea

Bluebirds in the moonlight

But that's how I feel when I'm with you

[snapping]

There are bluebirds in the moonlight

Silly idea

Bluebirds in the moonlight

But that's how I feel when I'm with you

There are night owls in the daylight

Silly idea

Night owls in the daylight

Oh, maybe my heart is saying

Who, who, who, who

Who is the one for us?

You

That's what you've done for us

There are bluebirds in the moonlight

Silly idea

Bluebirds in the moonlight

But that's how I feel when I'm with you

And then we were two

[cheers and applause]

mwah! mwah!

[all snoring]

- [huffing]

[ominous orchestral music]

- [singing] Come home again

Come home

Wherever you may be

Come home again

You sailor man

Sailor man

Home again to the sea

- [singing] I hear a dream all day

A dream that calls to me

Come home again

You sailor man

Sailor man

Home again

To the sea

[puffing]

[blowing]

[cheers and applause]

- Ahoy, mate!

Ahoy--

Ahoy, mate. Ahoy, ahoy.

I see that you are a sailor boy.

I owned a boat, a beauty too,

50 times as big as your--

as big as your--

as big as your shoe.

- My, my.

- Aye, aye.

Lost her, though, in a glorious gale,

but I came home on the back of a whale.

- But tell me how you caught the whale.

- Simply grabbed ahold of his tail.

[water sloshing]

- My, my.

- [strained] Aye, aye.

I climbed a mountain peak so high,

I bumped my head against the sky.

[water sloshing]

And there I was-- where was I?

- On the island of alibi.

- Aye, aye.

- My, my.

- Aye, aye.

But now my life is very dull.

They ought to make me an admiral.

Now, that's the job that I'd enjoy.

I must be going. Ahoy, ahoy.

- My, my, my.

[ominous orchestral music]

- [snoring]

- You put that ball in there.

And then it goes down and around.

Pull that thing...

- [laughs]

And it comes out here.

[both laughing]

- [stammering]

[whistling]

[stammering]

[whistling]

The g-g-g-giant!

both: Wow!

- The light, the light. Douse the light.

[thundering footsteps]

[crackling sounds]

- He's gone. - [sighs]

[crackling sounds]

[fire crackling]

[fire crackling]

[water splashing]

- Hello. Anybody in there?

- Nobody here but just us sp--

- Chickens!

- [clucking]

- My, my.

- [singing] Forever, forever

There won't be anyone but you

Remember I'm true

My sweet

- [singing] Forever, forever

Da, da-da, la, la, la, la, la

[blowing]

Forever, forever

Forever? "Forever"?

That's the song of Blefuscu.

A spy. Guards! A spy! A spy!

Guards, a spy!

A spy. Guards!

[swords clanking]

[wind rushing]

Where is he? Where did he go?

Concealing a spy, and in a time of war too.

That makes it worse.

Carry on the search, men.

Mind you, your father will hear of this.

- [whistling]

- [clears throat]

King Bombo, say the word and the giant is a dead duck.

- Is a dead duck.

- P.S., what do we do with the body?

[all laughing]

- Two hearts and a wedding broken by a melody?

Incredible.

Wait a minute.

I have an idea

that might turn this malice to a melody.

Sing "Faithful" and "Forever" together as one song.

- [panting]

- "The giant will be a dead duck."

Ha! Now we are getting at somewhere!

Dear spies, destroy, crush, obliterate, annihilate!

Kill him.

I will attack at dawn.

Affectionately yours, Bombo.

- What ya got there?

- "Attack at dawn. Attack."

Bombo's attack--

[stammering] Guards! Guards! Guards!

Bombo's attacking! Bombo's attacking!

It's war! Bombo's attacking!

To arms! It's war!

The enemy attacks!

To the beach! To the beach!

Bombo attacking!

- What? - Bombo attacking!

War! It's war! To the beach!

To the beach! The enemy attacks!

[trumpet fanfare]

- To defend Lilliput.

all: To defend Lilliput!

- Yes. Forward march.

[horse whinnies]

all: [singing] We're all together now

All together now

- Gulliver! Gulliver!

[bell ringing]

Where are you? Bombo's attacking!

Where are you, Gulliver? We'll be wiped out!

Gulliver, where are you?

Gulliver! Gulliver!

Bombo's attacking!

Gulliver! Gulliver!

Bombo's attacking! It's war!

Gulliver, it's war!

[bell ringing]

Gulliver, where are you?

[ringing stops]

clang!

Gulliver! Gulliver!

It's war, Gulliver!

Bombo's attacking! Bombo's attacking!

It's war!

Put me down. Heh.

Well, where you been, you lazy, lonely, and overgrown lummox?

Now, get down there to that beach and wipe out that Bombo,

that bunch of Blefuscuians,

and tear 'em to pieces,

and don't leave a man alive to tell the tale.

Forward march! Get going! - Aye, aye, sir.

My, my.

- [panting]

Hey, wait for me.

Gulliver, wait for me!

Wait for me, Gulliver!

all: [singing] We're all together now

All together now

Ready to do

Ready to dare

What do we, what do we, what do we care

We're all together now

All together now

[footsteps trampling]

[crashing sounds]

[knocks at door]

[door creaking]

[distant singing]

- [singing] All for one

One for all

[door slams]

We're all together now

All together now

[thundering footsteps]

There's a war that must be won

- No note.

- [singing] There's a war that must be won

There's a job that's got to be done

- Where is it? - [cooing]

- What did you do with it?

- Where'd you lose it? - Who's got it now?

- [cooing]

- Gulliver! Gulliver!

Wait for me! - [cooing]

- Gulliver! Gulliver!

- [cooing]

- [singing] All together now

All together now

Ready to do

Ready to dare

- Ah!

Let me go! Let me go!

[fists pounding]

[muffled yelling]

- Let's go!

- [singing] Ready to do

Ready to dare

Ready to die

We're all together now

All together now

Ready to do

Ready to dare

Ready to die

What do we care

[suspenseful orchestral music]

[all yelling]

- Hold on, there.

We can settle this peacefully.

[all yelling at once]

Listen--

[water splashing]

Hold your fire.

Hear what I have to say.

Bombo, order your men to lay down their arms.

Must I make you listen?

[triumphant orchestral and choral music]

- David, look, Gulliver's thunder machine.

[suspenseful orchestral music]

- Wait here, Glory.

- David.

- The powder.

The powder.

- Pull.

Come on, pull! Pull!

[gunshot]

[crashing sounds]

- David.

- Poor, poor, foolish little people.

Look what you've done.

Now, go ahead, break your nutshell heads over your songs,

but did you have to break Glory's heart, King Little,

because you were thoughtless and selfish?

And you, Bombo, oh, mighty warrior,

what have you won?

You were too stubborn to think, too busy quarrelling

to lend ear to the harmony that might have been yours.

But now, in your sorrow and despair,

perhaps you'll listen to your songs

as they might be sung.

- [singing] Faithful - [singing] Forever

- Whatever I do

- Remember I'm true

- [singing] Remember that

- Faithful

all: [singing] Forever

And thankful for you

I'll keep smiling through

both: [singing] Remember that

all: We may be apart

Now and then

But I'll hold you in my heart

Till you're in my arms again

Faithful forever

I promise to be

- [stammering]

all: So always have faith

In me

both: In behalf of the peoples of Blefuscu and Lilliput,

with eternal gratitude and love in our hearts,

we christen thee "Gulliver."

[cheers and applause]

all: [singing] Come back again

Come back

Wherever you may be

Come back again, you sailor man

Sailor man

Back again

From the sea

both: [sobbing] Come back again.

Come back.

Wherever you--

[sobbing]

all: [singing] Come back again

You sailor man, sailor man

Back again

From the sea

The Description of Gulliver's Travels (video description and captions)