"The Forest of No Return" is a song in the film, Babes in Toyland.


The Trees: Ooo-ooh, hey!

Ooo-ooh, hey!

Can’t you read?! Can’t you see?!

This is private property!

Aren’t the signs plain and clear?!

No one is allowed in here!

But, since you’re here, you should know,

We will never let you go!

You can cry, you can shout,

But you can’t get out!

This is the Forest of No Return!

This is the Forest of No Return!

Those who stumble in, those who fumble in,

Never can get out!

The Children: We have come, seeking sheep.

The Trees: Now, alas, you're in too deep!

The Children: We don't mean any harm.

The Trees: You have caused us great alarm!

The Children: Then we'll be off, on our way.

The Trees: Sorry, but you'll have to stay!

The Children: We will cry, we will shout.

The Trees: Still you can't get out!

This is the Forest of No Return!

This is the Forest of No Return!

You have stumbled in! You have fumbled in!

Now you can’t get out!!


The music to the song is based on the Spider's Den underscore in the Spider Forest scene near the end of act 1 in the 1903 operetta.

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