This is one of my favorite songs. It comes from An American Tail IV: The Mystery of the Manhattan Night Monster. The film, by Universal Studios, is also one of my favorites. It is a reminder that “if we don’t fight for what’s right” then “who will?”
The video below contains the full song, but the images are fan-made by the same person who made the video. There is no other video yet on the Internet which records the song. Not that I can find, anyway.
The Mithril Guardian
Lyrics for “Who Will?”
Nellie: If you don’t lend a hand
When a hand needs lending
Fievel: If you don’t help your friends
When they need befriending
When nothing goes right
And everything’s wrong…
When the days are too cold,
And the nights are too long?
Nellie: If you won’t be there to stand and be strong…
Nellie & Fievel: Who will?
Tony: If you don’t risk your neck
When a risk needs takin’ –
If you don’t break the rules
When the rules need breakin’ –
You’ve gotta be tough!
Nellie: And forthright and square!
Tiger: You can’t hide your head,
And pretend you’re not there!
Fievel: If we don’t fight for what’s right and what’s fair…
Nellie: Everyone has a hero, hiding deep inside
Waiting to appear…
But there is no time left to hide!
The moment is now, the place is here!
Tony: Who will risk life and limb,
Just to help a stranger?
Fievel: Who will walk through the dark
Even though there’s danger?
Who’ll stay by your side?
Tony: And take up the cause?
Tiger: Who’ll give you his strength, his heart, and his paws?
Tony: Who’ll be your back-up?
Tiger: Your buddy?
Fievel: Your friend?
Fievel, Tony, & Tiger: We will.
Nellie: And Nellie
Tony: And Tony
Tiger: And Tiger
ALL: We will.