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Lyrics from Movies D – J
The Great Mouse Detective

The World's Greatest Criminal Mind

Lyrics from The Great Mouse Detective
Written by Henry Mancini, Larry Grossman and Ellen Fitzhugh
Performed by Vincent Price as Ratigan, with chorus


From the brain that brought you the Big Ben caper
The head that made headlines in every newspaper
And wondrous things like the Tower Bridge job
That cunning display that made Londoners sob

Now comes the real tour de force
Tricky and wicked of course
My earlier crimes were fine for their times
But now that I'm at it again
An even grimmer plot has been simmering
In my great criminal brain

[Chorus:] Even meaner? You mean it?
Worse than the widows and orphans you drowned?
You're the best of the worst around

Oh, Ratigan
Oh, Ratigan
The rest fall behind
To Ratigan
To Ratigan
The world's greatest criminal mind

[Chorus:] Oh, Ratigan
Oh, Ratigan
You're tops and that's that
To Ratigan
To Ratigan
To Ratigan the world's greatest rat

[Chorus:] Even louder
We'll shout it!
No one can doubt what we know you can do
You're more evil than even you

Oh, Ratigan
Oh, Ratigan
You're one of a kind
To Ratigan
To Ratigan
The world's greatest criminal mind

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