Song Lyrics: Beauty and the Beast

Be Our Guest

[Lumiere:]      Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride
                and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight.
                And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a
                chair as the dining room proudly presents - your

                Be our guest
                Be our guest
                Put our service to the test
                Tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie
                And we provide the rest
                Soup du jour
                Hot hors d'oeuvres
                hy, we only live to serve
                Try the grey stuff, it's delicious
                Don't believe me? Ask the dishes
                They can sing
                They can dance
                After all, Miss, this is France
                And a dinner here is never second best
                Go on, unfold your menu
                Take a glance and then you'll
                Be our guest
                Oui, our guest
                Be our guest

                Beef ragout
                Cheese souffle
                Pie and pudding "en flambe"
                We'll prepare and serve with flair
                A culinary cabaret
                You're alone
                And you're scared
                But the banquet's all prepared
                No one's gloomy or complaining
                While the flatware's entertaining
                We tell jokes
                I do tricks
                With my fellow candlesticks
[Mugs:]         And it's all in perfect taste
                That you can bet
[All:]          Come on and lift your glass
                You've won your own free pass
                To be out guest
[Lumiere:]      If you're stressed
                It's fine dining we suggest
[All:]          Be our guest
                Be our guest
                Be our guest

[Lumiere:]      Life is so unnerving
                For a servat who's not serving
                He's not whole without a soul to wait upon
                Ah, those good old days when we were useful
                Suddenly those good old days are gone
                Ten years we've been rusting
                Needing so much more than dusting
                Needing exercise, a chance to use our skills
                Most days we just lay around the castle
                Flabby, fat and lazy
                You walked in and oops-a-daisy!

[Mrs Potts:]    It's a guest
                It's a guest
                Sakes alive, well I'll be blessed
                Wine's been poured and thank the Lord
                I've had the napkins freshly pressed
                With dessert
                She'll want tea
                And my dear that's fine with me
                While the cups do their soft shoeing
                I'll be bubbling, I'll be brewing
                I'll get warm
                Piping hot
                Heaven's sakes! Is that a spot?
                Clean it up! We want the company impressed
                We've got a lot to do
                Is it one lump or two
                For you, our guest?
[Chorus:]       She's our guest
[Mrs Potts:]    She's our guest
[Chorus:]       She's our guest

                Be our guest
                Be our guest
                Our command is your request
                It's ten years since we had anybody here
                And we're obsessed
                With your meal
                With your ease
                Yes, indeed, we aim to please
                While the candlelight's still glowing
                Let us help you
                We'll keep going

                Course by course
                One by one
                'Til you shout, "Enough! I'm done!"
                Then we'll sing you off to sleep as you digest
                Tonight you'll prop your feet up
                But for now, let's eat up
                Be our guest
                Be our guest
                Be our guest
                Please, be our guest


[Belle:]        Little town
                It's a quiet village
                Ev'ry day
                Like the one before
                Little town
                Full of little people
                Waking up to say:

[Townsfolk:]    Bonjour!
                Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour!

[Belle:]        There goes the baker with his tray, like always
                The same old bread and rolls to sell
                Ev'ry morning just the same
                Since the morning that we came
                To this poor provincial town
[Baker:]        Good Morning, Belle!
[Belle:]        'Morning, Monsieur.
[Baker:]        Where are you off to?
[Belle:]        The bookshop. I just finished the most wonderful story 
                about a beanstalk and an ogre and a -
[Baker:]        That's nice. Marie! The baguettes! Hurry up! )

[Townsfolk:]    Look there she goes that girl is strange, no question
                Dazed and distracted, can't you tell?
                Never part of any crowd
                'Cause her head's up on some cloud
                No denying she's a funny girl that Belle

[Man I:]        Bonjour 
[Woman I:]      Good day
[Man I:]        How is your fam'ly?

[Woman II:]     Bonjour 
[Man II:]       Good day
[Woman II:]     How is your wife?

[Woman III:]    I need six eggs
[Man III:]      That's too expensive

[Belle:]        There must be more than this provincial life

[Bookseller:]   Ah, Belle.
[Belle:]        Good Morning. I've come to return the book I borrowed.
[Bookseller:]   Finished already?
[Belle:]        Oh, I couldn't put it down. Have you got anything new?
[Bookseller:]   Ha Ha! Not since yesterday.
[Belle:]        That's all right. I'll borrow . . . . . this one!
[Bookseller:]   That one? But you've read it twice!
[Belle:]        Well, it's my favorite! Far off places, daring swordfights, 
                magic spells, a prince in disguise -
[Bookseller:]   If you like it all that much, it's yours!
[Belle:]        But sir!
[Bookseller:]   I insist.
[Belle:]        Well, thank you. Thank you very much!

[Townsfolk:]    Look there she goes that girl is so peculiar
                I wonder if she's feeling well
                With a dreamy far-off look
                And her nose stuck in a book
                What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle

[Belle:]        Oh, isn't this amazing?
                It's my fav'rite part because you'll see
                Here's where she meets Prince Charming
                But she won't discover that it's him 'til chapter three

[Woman:]        Now it's no wonder that her name means "beauty"
                Her looks have got no parallel
[Shopkeeper:]   But behind that fair facade
                I'm afraid she's rather odd
                Very diff'rent from the rest of us
[Townsfolk:]    She's nothing like the rest of us
                Yes, diff'rent from the rest of us is Belle

[LeFou:]        Wow! You didn't miss a shot, Gaston! You're the greatest 
                hunter in the whole world!
[Gaston:]       I know.
[LeFou:]        No beast alive stands a chance against you. Ha ha ha! And 
                no girl, for that matter.
[Gaston:]       It's true, LeFou. And I've got my sights set on that one.
[LeFou:]        Hm! The inventor's daughter?
[Gaston:]       She's the one - the lucky girl I'm going to marry.
[LeFou:]        But she's - 
[Gaston:]       The most beautiful girl in town.
[LeFou:]        I know, but -
[Gaston:]       That makes her the best. And don't I deserve the best?
[LeFou:]        Well, of course! I mean you do, but -

[Gaston:]       Right from the moment when I met her, saw her
                I said she's gorgeous and I fell
                Here in town there's only she
                Who is beautiful as me
                So I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle

[Bimbettes:]    Look there he goes
                Isn't he dreamy?
                Monsieur Gaston
                Oh he's so cute
                Be still my heart
                I'm hardly breathing
                He's such a tall, dark, strong and handsome brute

[Man I:]        Bonjour! 
[Gaston:]       Pardon
[Man II:]       Good day 
[Man III:]      Mais oui!
[Matron:]       You call this bacon? 
[Woman I:]      What lovely grapes!
[Man IV:]       Some cheese 
[Woman II:]     Ten yards
[Man IV:]       one pound
[Gaston:]       'scuse me!
[Cheese merchant:] I'll get the knife 
[Gaston:]       Please let me through!
[Woman I:]      This bread - 
[Man V:]        Those fish -
[Woman I:]      it's stale! 
[Man V:]        they smell!
[Baker:]        Madame's mistaken.

[Belle:]        There must be more than this provincial life!
[Gaston:]       Just watch, I'm going to make Belle my wife!

[Townsfolk:]    Look there she goes a girl who's strange but special
                A most peculiar mad'moiselle
                It's a pity and a sin
                She doesn't quite fit in
                'Cause she really is a funny girl
                A beauty but a funny girl
                She really is a funny girl
                That Belle

Belle (Reprise)

[Belle:]        Is he gone? Can you imagine? He asked me to marry him. 
                Me, the wife of that boorish, brainless . . . 

                "Madame Gaston!"
                Can't you just see it?
                "Madame Gaston!"
                His "little wife"
                No sir! Not me!
                I guarantee it
                I want much more than this provincial life
                I want adventure in the great wide somewhere
                I want it more than I can tell
                And for once it might be grand
                To have someone understand
                I want so much more than they've got planned


[Gaston:]       Who does she think she is? That girl has tangled with
                the wrong man! No one says "no" to Gaston!
[LeFou:]        Heh heh. Darn right.
[Gaston:]       Dismissed! Rejected! Publicly Humiliated! Why, it's
                more than I can bear.
[LeFou:]        More beer?
[Gaston:]       What for? Nothing helps. I'm disgraced.
[LeFou:]        Who, you? Never! Gaston, you've got to pull yourself

                Gosh it disturbs me to see you, Gaston
                Looking so down in the dumps
                Every guy here'd love to be you, Gaston
                Even when taking your lumps
                There's no man in town as admired as you
                You're ev'ryone's favorite guy
                Ev'ryone's awed and inspired by you
                And it's not very hard to see why

                No one's slick as Gaston
                No one's quick as Gaston
                No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Gaston
                For there's no man in town half as manly
                Perfect, a pure paragon
                You can ask any Tom, Dick or Stanley
                And they'll tell you whose team they prefer to be on

[Chorus:]       No one's been like Gaston
                A king pin like Gaston
[LeFou:]        No one's got a swell cleft in his chin like Gaston
[Gaston:]       As a specimen, yes, I'm intimidating
[Chorus:]       My what a guy, that Gaston

                Give five "hurrahs!"
                Give twelve "hip-hips!"
[LeFou:]        Gaston is the best
                And the rest is all drips

[Chorus:]       No one fights like Gaston
                Douses lights like Gaston
[Cronie:]       In a wrestling match nobody bites like Gaston
[Bimbettes:]    For there's no one as burly and brawny
[Gaston:]       As you see I've got biceps to spare
[LeFou:]        Not a bit of him's scraggly or scrawny
[Gaston]        (That's right!)
                And ev'ry last inch of me's covered with hair

[Cronies:]      No one hits like Gaston
[Townsman:]     Matches wits like Gaston
[LeFou:]        In a spitting match nobody spits like Gaston
[Gaston:]       I'm espcially good at expectorating
[Chorus:]       Ten points for Gaston!

[Gaston:]       When I was a lad I ate four dozen eggs
                Ev'ry morning to help me get large
                And now that I'm grown I eat five dozen eggs
                So I'm roughly the size of a barge

[Chorus:]       No one shoots like Gaston
                Makes those beauts like Gaston
[LeFou:]        Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Gaston
[Gaston:]       I use antlers in all of my decorating
[Chorus:]       Say it again
                Who's a man among men?
                And then say it once more
                Who's the hero next door?
                Who's a super success?
                Don't you know? Can't you guess?
                Ask his fans and his five hangers-on
                There's just one guy in town who's got all of it down
[LeFou:]        And his name's G-A-S- T -
                G-A-S-T -  E  -
                G-A-S-T-O  -  oh!
[Chorus:]       Gaston

Gaston (Reprise)

[Maurice:]      Help! Someone help me!
[Tavern keeper:] Maurice?
[Maurice:]      Please! Please, I need your help. He's got her - he's
                got her locked in the dungeon!
[LeFou:]        Who?
[Maurice:]      Belle. We must go. N-not a minute to lose!
[Gaston:]       Whoa! Slow down, Maurice. Who's got Belle locked in a
[Maurice:]      A beast! A horrible, monstrous beast!
[Patron I:]     Is it a big beast?
[Maurice:]      Huge!
[Patron II:]    With a long, ugly snout?
[Maurice:]      Hideously ugly!
[Drinker III:]  And sharp, cruel fangs?
[Maurice:]      Yes! Yes! Will you help me?
[Gaston:]       All right, old man. We'll help you out.
[Maurice:]      You will? Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!
[Tavern keeper:] Crazy old Maurice.
[Patron I:]     He's always good for a laugh.
[Gaston:]       Crazy old Maurice, hmmm?
                Crazy old Maurice. Hmmm.

                LeFou, I'm afraid I've been thinking
[Lefou:]        A dangerous pastime
[Gaston:]       I know
                But that whacky old coot is Belle's father
                And his sanity's only "so-so"
                Now the wheels in my head have been turning
                Since I looked at that loony, old man
                See, I've promised myself I'd be married to Belle
                And right now I'm evolving a plan

                If I . . . {whisper}
[LeFou:]        Yes?
[Gaston:]       Then we . . . {whisper}
[LeFou:]        No! Would she . . .
[Gaston:]       {whisper} Guess!
[LeFou:]        Now I get it!
[Both:]         Let's go!

                No one plots like Gaston
[Gaston:]       Takes cheap shots like Gaston
[LeFou:]        Plans to persecute harmless crackpots like Gaston
[Chorus:]       So his marriage we soon'll be celebrating
                My what a guy!

The Mob Song

[Gaston:]       The Beast will make off with your children.
[Mob:]          {gasp}
[Gaston:]       He'll come after them in the night.
[Belle:]        No!
[Gaston:]       We're not safe till his head is mounted on my wall! I
                say we kill the Beast!
[Mob:]          Kill him!

[Man I:]        We're not safe until he's dead
[Man II:]       He'll come stalking us at night
[Woman:]        Set to sacrifice our children to his monstrous appetite
[Man III:]      He'll wreak havoc on our village if we let him wander free
[Gaston:]       So it's time to take some action, boys
                It's time to follow me

                Through the mist
                Through the woods
                Through the darkness and the shadows
                It's a nightmare but it's one exciting ride
                Say a prayer
                Then we're there
                At the drawbridge of a castle
                And there's something truly terrible inside
                It's a beast
                He's got fangs
                Razor sharp ones
                Massive paws
                Killer claws for the feast
                Hear him roar
                See him foam
                But we're not coming home
                'Til he's dead
                Good and dead
                Kill the Beast!

[Belle:]        No! I won't let you do this!
[Gaston:]       If you're not with us, you're against us!
                Bring the old man!
[Maurice:]      Get your hands off me!
[Gaston:]       We can't have them running off to warn the creature.
[Belle:]        Let us out!
[Gaston:]       We'll rid the village of this Beast. Who's with me?
[Mob:]          I am! I am! I am! )

                Light your torch
                Mount your horse
[Gaston:]       Screw your courage to the sticking place
[Mob:]          We're counting on Gaston to lead the way
                Through a mist
                Through a wood
                Where within a haunted castle
                Something's lurking that you don't see ev'ry day
                It's a beast
                One as tall as a mountain
                We won't rest
                'Til he's good and deceased
                Sally forth
                Tally ho
                Grab your sword
                Grab your bow
                Praise the Lord and here we go!

[Gaston:]       We'll lay siege to the castle and bring back his head!
[Belle:]        I have to warn the Beast! This is all my fault! Oh, Papa,
                what are we going to do?
[Maurice:]      Now, now, we'll think of something.

[Mob:]          We don't like
                What we don't understand
                In fact it scares us
                And this monster is mysterious at least
                Bring your guns
                Bring your knives
                Save your children and your wives
                We'll save our village and our lives
                We'll kill the Beast!

[Cogsworth:]    I knew it! I knew it was foolish to get our hopes up.
[Lumiere:]      Maybe it would have been better if she had never come at all.
                Could it be?
[Mrs Potts:]    Is it she?
[Lumiere:]      Sacre Bleu! Invaders!
[Cogsworth:]    Encroachers!
[Mrs Potts:]    And they have the mirror!
[Cogsworth:]    Warn the Master! If it's a fight they want, we'll be
                ready for them! Who's with me?
[Gaston:]       Take whatever booty you can find. But remember, the
                Beast is mine!

[Objects:]      Hearts ablaze
                Banners high
                We go marching into battle
                Unafraid although the danger just increased
[Mob:]          Raise the flag
                Sing the song
                Here we come, we're fifty strong
                And fifty Frenchmen can't be wrong
                Let's kill the Beast!

[Mrs Potts:]    Pardon me, Master.
[Beast:]        Leave me in peace.
[Mrs Potts:]    But sir! The castle is under attack!

[Mob:]          Kill the Beast!
                Kill the Beast

[Lumiere:]      This isn't working!
[Featherduster:] Oh Lumiere, we must do something!
[Lumiere:]      Wait, I know! )

[Mob:]          Kill the Beast!
                Kill the Beast!

[Mrs Potts:]    What shall we do, Master?
[Beast:]        It doesn't matter now. Just let them come.

[Mob:]          Kill the Beast!
                Kill the Beast!
                Kill the Beast!

Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
Ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Something There

[Belle:]        There's something sweet
                And almost kind
                But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined
                And now he's dear
                And so I'm sure
                I wonder why I didn't see it there before

[Beast:]        She glanced this way
                I thought I saw
                And when we touched she didn't shudder at my paw
                No it can't be
                I'll just ignore
                But then she's never looked at me that way before

[Belle:]        New and a bit alarming
                Who'd have ever thought that this could be?
                True that he's no Prince Charming
                But there's something in him that I simply didn't see

[Lumiere:]      Well, who'd have thought?
[Mrs Potts:]    Well, bless my soul
[Cogsworth:]    Well, who'd have known?
[Mrs Potts:]    Well, who indeed?
[Lumiere:]      And who'd have guessed they'd come together on their own?
[Mrs Potts:]    It's so peculiar. Wait and see
[Lumiere and Cogsworth:] We'll wait and see
[All three:]    A few days more
                There may be something there that wasn't there before
[Cogsworth:]    You know, perhaps there's something there that wasn't
                there before
[Mrs Potts:]    There may be something there that wasn't there before

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