Date 28 Nov 92 053752 GMT Subject Lyrics Beauty and the Beast (update) Lyrics from Walt Di

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From: quark@csa.bu.edu (Paul Fu) Date: 28 Nov 92 05:37:52 GMT Newsgroups: rec.arts.disney Subject: Lyrics: Beauty and the Beast (update) Lyrics from Walt Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright (C) 1991 by Walt Disney Music Co. and Wonderland Music Co., Inc. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From: quark@csa.bu.edu (Paul Fu, Jr.) "Prologue" NARRATOR Once upon a time, In a far away land, A young Prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the Prince was spoiled, selfish and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the Prince sneered at the Gift, and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for Beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the Beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom unitl his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn their* love in return by the time the last petal fell, Then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope, For who could ever learn to love .... a beast? (* in the movie, changed to "her") ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From : Brian Soriano (NQIY@vax5.cit.cornell.edu) Kathy Li aka the Rev. Mom (celit!shipit.fps.com/kathy@UCSD.EDU) "Belle" Belle: Paige O' Hara Gaston: Richard White 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: TOWNSPERSON 1-5 Bonjour! 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! WOMEN Look, there she goes- That girl is strange, no question. Dazed and distracted, can't you tell? WOMAN Never part of any crowd. BARBER 'Cause her head's upon some cloud. TOWNSPEOPLE No denying she's a funny girl that Belle! MAN 1 WOMAN1 Bonjour! Good day! How is your family? WOMAN2 MAN2 Bonjour! Good day! How is your wife? WOMAN 3 MAN3 I need six eggs! That's too expensive! BELLE There must be more than this provincial life! LIBRARIAN: Ah, Belle! BELLE: Good morning! I've come to return the book I borrowed. LIBRARIAN: Finished already? BELLE: Oh, I couldn't put it down. Have you got anything new? LIBRARIAN: Not since yesterday! BELLE: That's allright. I'll borrow...this one. LIBRARIAN: 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! LIBRARIAN: If you like it all that much, it's yours. BELLE: But sir! LIBRARIAN: I insist! BELLE: Well, thank you. Thank you very much! MEN Look, there she goes. The girl is so peculiar! I wonder if she's feeling well. WOMEN With a dreamy, far off look, MEN and her nose stuck in a book, TOWNSPEOPLE what a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle! BELLE Now isn't this amazing! It's my favorite part because--you'll see! Here's where she meets Prince Charming. But she won't discover that it's him 'til chapter three! CUSTOMER 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 different from the rest of us, TOWNSPEOPLE She's nothing like the rest of us. Yes, different 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-- and no girl for that matter. GASTON: It's true, Lefou. And I've got my sights set on that one. LEFOU: 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! WOMEN 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! TOWNSPEOPLE GASTON TOWNSPEOPLE Bonjour! Pardon! Good day! Mais, oui. You call this bacon? What lovely grapes! Some cheese, Ten yards! one pound! 'scuse me! I'll get the knife. Please let me through! This bread, Those fish, it's stale! they smell! Madame's mistaken. BELLE TOWNSPEOPLE There must be more than this provincial life! Well, maybe so X X X GASTON Just watch, I'm going to make Belle my wife! X X X X TOWNSPEOPLE Look, there she goes. The girl is strange, but special. A most peculiar mademoiselle! It's a pity and a sin she doesn't quite fit in. But she really is a funny girl. A beauty but a funny girl. She really is a funny girl, that Belle! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From : Brian Soriano (NQIY@vax5.cit.cornell.edu) Kathy Li aka the Rev. Mom (celit!shipit.fps.com/kathy@UCSD.EDU "Belle [Reprise]" Belle: Paige O' Hara 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... --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From : quark@csa.bu.edu (Paul Fu Jr.) "Gaston" Gaston: Richard White Lefou: Jesse Corti CHORUS GASTON: Who does she think she is?! That girl has tangled with the wrong man! No one says "no" to Gaston! LEFOU: Darn right! GASTON: Dismissed! Rejected! Publically 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 together! LEFOU Gosh, it disturbs me to see you Gaston, Looking so down in the dumps. Ev'ry 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 everyone's favorite guy. Everyone'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's. 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. LEFOU and BEERDRINKERS No one's been like Gaston, a kingpin like Gaston, No one's got a swell cleft in his chin like Gaston. GASTON As a specimen, yes, I'm intimidating! LEFOU and BEERDRINKERS My, what a guy, that Gaston! Give five "hurrahs!" Give twelve "hip hips!" Gaston is the best and the rest is all drips. No one fights like Gaston, Douses lights like Gaston, BEERDRINKER 1 In a wrestling match nobody bites like Gaston. THREE BLONDES 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 scraggly or scrawny, GASTON That's right! And every last inch of me's covered with hair. BEERDRINKERS No one hits like Gaston, OTHER BEERDRINKERS Matches wits like Gaston, LEFOU In a spitting match nobody spits like Gaston. GASTON I'm especially good at expectorating! Ptoooie! ALL Ten points for Gaston! GASTON When I was a lad I ate four dozen eggs every 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! ALL 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! GROUP of BEERDRINKERS Say it again! ANOTHER GROUP of BEERDRINKERS Who's a man among men FIRST GROUP And let's say it once more. SECOND GROUP Who's that hero next door? ALL 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! ALL Gaston! (*) not in movie. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From : quark@csa.bu.edu (Paul Fu, Jr.) "Gaston [Reprise]" Gaston: Richard White Lefou: Jesse Corti MAURICE: Help! Someone help me! INNKEEPER : 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! Not a minute to lose! GASTON: Whoa! Slow down Maurice! Who's got Belle locked in a dungeon? MAURICE: A Beast! A horrible, monstrous Beast! BEERDRINKERS: BEERDRINKER ONE: Is it a big Beast? MAURICE: Huge! BEERDRINKER TWO: With a long, ugly snout? MAURICE: Hideously ugly! BEERDRINKER THREE: 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! [Maurice is expelled] INKEEPER: Crazy old Maurice! BEERDRINKER ONE: He's always good for a laugh. GASTON: Crazy old Maurice. Hmmmmm. Crazy old Maurice. Hmm. GASTON Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking. LEFOU A dangerous pastime, GASTON I know. But that wacky 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 promised myself I'd be married to Belle, and right now I'm evolving a plan! (to Lefou) LEFOU If I .... (whisper) ... Yes! Then we'd ... (whisper) ... No! Would she? ... (whisper) ... Guess! Now I get it! BOTH Let's go! No one plots like Gaston, Takes cheap shots like Gaston, Plans to persecute harmless crackpots like Gaston. CHORUS So his marriage we soon will be celebrating! My, what a guy! Gaston! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From : Brian Soriano (NQIY@vax5.cit.cornell.edu) Kathy Li aka the Rev. Mom (celit!shipit.fps.com/kathy@UCSD.EDU "Be Our Guest" Lumiere: Jerry Orbach Mrs. Potts: Angela Lansbury 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 dinner. 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. Why, we only live to serve! Try the gray 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! LUMIERE AND CHORUS Beef ragout, cheese souffle. Pie and pudding en flambe. LUMIERE 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. BEERSTEINS Und it's all in perfect taste that you can bet. LUMIERE AND CHORUS Come on and lift your glass. You've won your own free pass, to be our guest. LUMIERE If you're stressed, it's fine dining we suggest! LUMIERE AND CHORUS Be our guest. Be our guest. Be our guest! LUMIERE Life is so unnerving for a servant 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 skill. 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-shoein' I'll be bubblin'! I'll be brewin'! I'll get warm, piping hot. Heavens sake, 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? CHORUS For you, our guest. She's our guest! She's our guest! Be our guest! CHORUS Be our guest! Be our guest! Our command is your request. It's ten years since we've 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! LUMIERE AND CHORUS Course by course, one by one! 'Till 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! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From: pb2i+@andrew.cmu.edu (Pamela J. Bernhardt) "Something There" Belle: Paige O'Hara Beast: Robby Benson Mrs. Potts: Angela Lansbury Lumiere: Jerry Orbach Cogsworth: David Ogden Stiers 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 LUMIERE It's so peculiar, Wait and see We'll, wait and see LUMIERE and MRS. POTTS and COGSWORTH A few days more. There may be something there That wasn't there before. COGSWORTH 'Ere*, perhaps there's something there That wasn't there before. MRS.POTTS There may be something there That wasn't there before. * in vocal selections, "You know," -------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Mob Song" Gaston: Richard White Belle: Paige O'Hara Cogsworth: David Ogden Stiers Lumiere: Jerry Orbach Mrs. Potts: Angela Lansbury GASTON: The Beast will make off with your children! [Crowd gasps.] He'll come after them in the night! BELLE: No! GASTON: We're not safe til his head is mounted on my wall! I say we kill the Beast! MOB: Kill the Beast! MAN ONE We're not safe until he's dead! MAN TWO He'll come stalking us at night! WOMAN Set to sacrifice our children to his monstrous appetite! MAN THREE 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: (muffled) Let us out! GASTON: We'll rid the village of this Beast! Who's with me?!? VARIOUS: I am!! I am!!! I am!! VILLAGERS Light your torch! Mount your horse! GASTON Screw your courage to the sticking place! VILLAGERS We're counting on Gaston to lead the way! WOMEN Through a mist, through a wood, Where within a haunted castle, Something's lurking that you don't see every day. VILLAGERS 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 seige 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... VILLAGERS We don't like what we don't understand in fact, it scares us And this monster is mysterious at least! MEN 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'd 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! CASTLEWARE Lights ablaze, banners high, We go marching into battle, unafraid, although the danger just increased. VILLAGERS 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! VILLAGERS Kill the Beast! Kill the Beast! LUMIERE: This isn't working! FEATHERDUSTER: But, Lumiere, we must do something! LUMIERE: Wait, I know! VILLAGERS Kill the Beast! Kill the Beast! POTTS: What shall we do, Master? BEAST: It doesn't matter, now. Just let them come. VILLAGERS KILL THE BEAST! KILL THE BEAST! KILL THE BEAST! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * From: demirtjis@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu (Ann Demirtjis) "Beauty and the Beast" Mrs. Potts: Angela Lansbury Tale as old as time, True as it can be. Barely even friends, Then somebody bends Unexpectedly. 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. Mrs. Potts: Off to the cupboard with you now, Chip. It's past your bedtime. Goodnight, love. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corrections courtesy of: dsblack@iastate.edu (Vilkata TDK) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul Fu, Jr. | quark@cs.bu.edu | pfu@dhvx20.csudh.edu Boston University | quark@bass.bu.edu | fu.paul@boston.va.gov School of Medicine | GEnie: P.FU1 | CI$: 72570,1614 -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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