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"Goodbye, So Soon" is a song from the film, The Great Mouse Detective sung by Ratigan. It is played on a vinyl record for Basil's attempted demise.

A more cheerful and upbeat version of the song is heard sung by a chorus during the film's closing credits.

Lyrics

Ratigan: Goodbye so soon
And isn't this a crime?
We know by now that time knows how to fly
So here's goodbye so soon
You'll find your separate way
With time so short I'll say so long
And go
So soon
Goodbye

You followed me, I followed you
We were like each other's shadows for a while
Now as you see, this game is through
So although it hurts, I'll try to smile
As I say

Goodbye so soon
And isn't this a crime?
We know by now that time knows how to fly
So here's goodbye so soon
You'll find your separate way
With time so short I'll say so long
And go
So soon
Goodbye

Chorus: Goodbye so soon
And isn't this a crime?
We know by now that time knows how to fly
So here's goodbye so soon
You'll find your separate way
With time so short I'll say so long
And go
So soon
Goodbye

Ratigan: You followed me, I followed you
We were like each other's shadows for a while
Now as you see, this game is through
So although it hurts, I'll try to smile
As I say

Goodbye so soon
And isn't this a crime?
We know by now that time knows how to fly
So here's goodbye so soon
You'll find your separate way
With time so short I'll say so long
And go
So soon
Goodbye

Goodbye, so soon...
And isn't it a shame?
We know by now
That time knows how to fly.
So here's goodbye so soon
We'll go our separate ways,
With time so short I'll say so long
And go, so soon,
Goodbye!

Goodbye, so soon...
And isn't it a shame?
We know by now
That time knows how to fly.
So here's goodbye so soon
We'll go our separate ways,
With time so short I'll say so long
And go, so soon,
Goodbye!

Trivia

  • In the ending's Dutch Version, Basil, Dawson, and Olivia sing the song.


v - e - d
The-great-mouse-detective-logo
Media
The Great Mouse DetectiveSoundtrack
Characters
Basil of Baker StreetDavid Q. DawsonProfessor RatiganFidgetTobyOlivia FlavershamMr. FlavershamRatigan's thugsFeliciaBill the LizardBartholomewMouse QueenMrs. JudsonMiss KittySherlock HolmesJohn WatsonLady Mouse
Songs
The World's Greatest Criminal MindLet Me Be Good to YouGoodbye, So Soon
Locations
LondonRatigan's LairBig BenToy ShopThe Rat Trap
Objects
Mouse BallerinaRatigan's BlimpRobot QueenRatigan's Bell
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