Disney Wiki
Advertisement
Disney Wiki


"Marley and Marley" is a song in the film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, sung by Statler and Waldorf as Jacob and Robert Marley.

Lyrics

Jacob Marley:
It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow men.

Robert Marley:
And if that spirit goes not forth in life, he is condemned to do so after death.

Jacob Marley:
To witness what he can not share, but might have shared and turned to happiness.

Both:
We're Marley and Marley. Avarice and greed.

Jacob Marley:
We took advantage of the poor. Just ignored the needy.

Both:
We specialized in causing pain, spreading fear and doubt.

Robert Marley:
And if you could not pay the rent, we simply threw you out.
There was the year we evicted the entire orphanage!

Jacob Marley:
I remember the little tykes all standing in the snow bank.

Robert Marley:
With their little frostbitten teddy bears!

Both:
(laugh) (shudder)
We're Marley and Marley. Our hearts were painted black.

Jacob Marley:
We should have known our evil deeds would put us both in shackles.

Both:
Captive, bound, we're double-ironed, exhausted by the weight!

Jacob Marley:
As freedom comes from giving love...

Robert Marley:
So, prison comes with hate!

Both:
We're Marley and Marley...
Whoooooo!

Both:
We're Marley and Marley...
Whoooooo!

Robert Marley:
True, there was something about mankind we loved.

Jacob Marley:
I think it was their money!

Both: (laugh)
Doomed, Scrooge! You're doomed for all time!

Robert Marley:
Your future is a horror story, written by your crime.

Both:
Your chains are forged by what you say and do.

Ghost boxes:
So, have your fun; when life is done, a nightmare waits for you!

Robert Marley:
Funny?

Jacob Marley:
Money?

Both:
We're Marley and Marley.

Ghosts:
Whoooooo!

Both:
We're Marley and Marley.

Ghosts:
Whoooooo!

Both:
We're Marley and Marley and now it's time to part.

Robert Marley:
To go back where they keep our kind.

Jacob Marley:
The wretched and the heartless.

Robert Marley:
The news we shared has got you scared.

Jacob Marley:
We're glad that we got through.

Robert Marley:
So make amends.

Jacob Marley:
And make some friends.

Both:
The future's up to you!

(instrumental break)

Both:
We're Marley and Marley...

Ghosts:
Whoooooo!

Both:
We're Marley and Marley...

Ghosts:
Whoooooo!

Both:
We're Marley and Marley...

Ghosts:
Whoooooo!

Both:
Change!

Videos

Trivia

  • Waldorf during the second speaking segment of the song where they recalled evicting an orphanage alludes to some of the poor orphaned children they let die on the streets having "frostbitten teddy bears." This is an anachronism, as the story was written in and took place during the 19th century, specifically the Victorian Era, and teddy bears, named after then-United States President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt after an incident where he refused to kill a restrained black bear during a hunting trip, had not even been invented until the 20th century.


v - e - d
The Muppets Logo.png
Media
Television shows: Muppets TonightThe MuppetsMuppet BabiesMuppets NowThe Muppets Mayhem

Television specials: The Muppets at Walt Disney WorldStudio DC: Almost LiveA Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaGood Luck CharlieMuppets Haunted Mansion
Movies: The Muppet Christmas CarolMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppets' Wizard of OzThe MuppetsMuppets Most WantedMuppet Man
Video games: My Muppets ShowAnimal DrummerTap Tap MuppetsDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Albums: The Muppet Christmas Carol Story AlbumThe Muppet Christmas Carol soundtrackMuppet Treasure Island soundtrackBest of the MuppetsA Green and Red ChristmasA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa soundtrackMuppets: The Green AlbumThe Muppets soundtrackMuppets Most Wanted soundtrackMuppets Most Wanted scoreLondon Music Works Perform Music From The MuppetsDisney Junior Music: Muppet BabiesMuppets Haunted Mansion soundtrack
Cancelled projects: America's Next MuppetMuppets Live Another Day

Disney Parks
Muppets CourtyardMidship Detective AgencyMuppet*Vision 3D

Entertainment: Here Come the MuppetsHollywood's Pretty WomanMuppet Mobile LabMuppets on Location: Days of Swine and RosesThe Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Restaurants: PizzeRizzoThe Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza ParlorRegal Eagle Smokehouse
Shops: Stage 1 Company Store
Parade: Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade

Characters
Muppets: Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalRizzo the RatPepe the King PrawnStatler and WaldorfDr. Bunsen HoneydewBeakerScooterBean BunnyDr. TeethFloyd PepperJaniceZootRowlf the DogRobin the FrogThe Swedish ChefSam the EagleSweetumsBobo the BearPopsUncle DeadlyCamillaWaldo C. GraphicWalterClifford80's RobotThogSeymourLew ZealandLink HogthrobBeauregardMahna MahnaThe MoopetsConstantineDeniseSummer Penguin

Humans: GaryMaryDominic BadguyNadyaJean Pierre Napoleon

Vehicles
The Electric Mayhem Bus
Songs
The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow Connection

The Muppet Christmas Carol: ScroogeRoom in Your HeartGood King WenceslasOne More Sleep 'til ChristmasMarley and MarleyChairman of the BoardFozziwig's PartyWhen Love is GoneIt Feels Like ChristmasChristmas ScatBless Us AllThankful HeartWhen Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure IslandShiver My TimbersSomething BetterSailing for AdventureCabin FeverBoom ShakalakaLove Led Us HereLove PowerLove Led Us Here
Muppet Treasure Island (Sing-Alongs): There Was an Old PirateI'm a RockReal PirateLet the Good Shine Out
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: KansasWhen I'm With YouNap TimeThe Witch Is in the HouseCalling All MunchkinsGood Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering ChristmasIt's All About HeartI Wish I Could Be Santa ClausMy Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: The Muppet Show ThemeLife's a Happy SongPictures in My HeadMe and Julio Down by the SchoolyardWe Built This CityMe PartyLet's Talk About MeMan or MuppetSmells Like Teen SpiritForget YouThe Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: The Muppet Show ThemeWe're Doing a SequelI'm Number OneThe Big HouseI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Interrogation SongMy Heart Will Go OnSomething So RightWorking in the Coal MineTogether AgainMoves Like JaggerMacarena
Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies Theme
Muppets Haunted Mansion: Rest in PeaceLife HereafterTie the Knot TangoDancing in the Moonlight

See also
The Muppets
Advertisement