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Beauty and the Beast
TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROLOGUE
BELLE
NO MATTER WHAT
NO MATTER WHAT (REPRISE)
ME
BELLE (REPRISE)
HOME
HOME (REPRISE)
GASTON
GASTON (REPRISE)
HOW LONG MUST THIS GO ON?
 BE OUR GUEST
IF I CAN'T LOVE HER
SOMETHING THERE
HUMAN AGAIN
MAISON DES LUNES
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
IF I CAN'T LOVE HERE (REPRISE)
THE MOB SONG
THE BATTLE / TRANSFORMATION
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (REPRISE)


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PROLOGUE (THE ENCHANTRESS)

NARRATOR

Once upon a time, in a faraway 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 for many years.
If he could learn to love another,
And earn her 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?


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BELLE

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! 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

Good morning, Monsieur.

BAKER

And where are you off to, today?

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?   

WOMAN

Never part of any crowd  

MAN

'Cause her head's up on some cloud

TOWNSFOLK

No denying she's a funny girl that Belle  

MAN I

Bonjour!

WOMAN I

Good day!

MAN I

How is your fam'ly?

WOMAN 2

Bonjour!

MAN 2

Good day!

WOMAN 2

How is your wife?

WOMAN 3

I need six eggs!

WOMAN 4

That's too expensive!

BELLE

There must be more than this provincial life!

BOOKSELLER

Ah, Belle.

BELLE

Good morning, sir.
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

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

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

MAN

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

I got it Gaston!
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

Of course you do!  

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!

WOMAN 1

Bonjour!

GASTON

Pardon

BELLE

Good day

WOMAN 2

Mais oui!

WOMAN 3

You call this bacon?

WOMAN 4

What lovely grapes!

MAN 1

Some cheese

WOMAN 5

Ten yards!

MAN 1

one pound

GASTON

'scuse me!

CHEESE MERCHANT

I'll get the knife

GASTON

Please let me through!

WOMAN 6

This bread -

WOMAN 7

Those fish -

WOMAN 6

it's stale!

WOMAN 7

they smell!

MEN

Madame's mistaken.

WOMEN

Well, maybe so

TOWNSFOLK

Good morning!
Oh, good morning!  

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
The girl is strange but special
A most peculiar mad'moiselle!

WOMEN

It's a pity and a sin

MEN

She doesn't quite fit in

TOWNSFOLK

'Cause she really is a funny girl
A beauty but a funny girl
She really is a funny girl
That Belle!


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NO MATTER WHAT

BELLE

Papa, do you think I'm...odd?

MAURICE

My daughter odd?
Where did you get an idea like that?

BELLE

I don't know.
It's just that, well, people talk.

MAURICE

They talk about me, too.  

MAURICE

No, we're not odd, its true
No fam'ly ever saner
Except one uncle who...well, maybe let that pass
In all you say or do
You couldn't make it plainer
You are your mother's daughter; therefore you are class  

BELLE

So I should just accept
I'm simply not like them

MAURICE

They are the common herd
And you should take my word
You are unique: creme de la creme  
No matter what you do
I'm on your side
And if my point of view Is somewhat misty-eyed
There's nothing clearer in my life
Than what I wish and feel for you
And that's a lot...
No matter what  

BELLE

No matter what they say
You make me proud I love the funny way
You stand out from the crowd   

MAURICE

It's my intention my invention
Shows the world out there one day
Just what we've got...   

BELLE

No matter what  

MAURICE

Now some may say all fathers just exaggerate

BELLE

That ev'ry daughter's great?

MAURICE

You are!  

BELLE

And ev'ry daughter tends to say her father's tops  

MAURICE

She pulls out all the stops
To praise him

BELLE

And quite rightly!  

MAURICE

No matter what the pain
We've come this far I pray that you remain
Exactly as you are
This really is a case of father knowing best  

BELLE

And daughter too!

MAURICE

You're never strange   

BELLE

Don't ever change

BOTH

You've all I've got
No matter what.


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NO MATTER WHAT (REPRISE)

MAURICE

First prize is nearly mine
It's quite my best invention
So simple, yet complex;
So massive, yet so small  
This triumph of design
Will be my old-age pension
That is, provided I can find the fair at all  
I must have missed a sign...
I should have paid attention...
Drat! (Wolf howls)
That's not a nightingale, and not a mating call.
Wolves!


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ME

GASTON

You've been dreaming, just one dream
Nearly all your life
Hoping, scheming, just one theme:
Will you be a wife?
Will you be some he-man's property?
Good news!
That he-man's me!  
This equation, girl plus man
Doesn't help just you
On occasion, women can
Have their uses too
Mainly to extend the fam'ly tree
Pumpkin, extend with me!   

GASTON

We'll be raising sons galore

BELLE

Inconceivable!  

GASTON

Each built six foot four!  

BELLE

Unbelievable!  

GASTON

Each stuffed with ev'ry Gaston gene!  

BELLE

I'm not hearing this!

  GASTON

You'll be keeping house with pride!

  BELLE

Just incredible!  

GASTON

Oh so gratified

  BELLE

So unweddable!  

GASTON

That you are a part of this idyllic scene.   

GASTON

Picture this: A rustic hunting lodge, my latest kill roasting over the fire, my little wife massaging my feet, while the little ones play on the floor with the dogs. We'll have six or seven!

BELLE

Dogs?

GASTON

No, Belle!
Strapping boys...like me!

BELLE

Imagine that!   

GASTON

I can see that we will share
All that love implies
We shall be a perfect pair
Rather like my thighs
You are face to face with destiny!
All roads lead to...
The best things in life are...
All's well that ends with me!
Escape me?
There's no way
Certain as "Do, Re,"
Belle, when you marry...

GASTON

So Belle, what would it be?
Is it "yes", or is it "oh, yes"?

BELLE

I...I just don't deserve you!

GASTON

Who does? ME!   


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BELLE (REPRISE)

BELLE

Is he gone?
Oh, 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", ugh!
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


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HOME

BELLE

Yes, I made the choice
For papa, I will stay
But I don't deserve to to lose my freedom in this way
You monster!
If you think that what you've done is right, well then
You're a fool! Think again!  

Is this home?
Is this where I should learn to be happy?
Never dreamed
That a home could be dark and cold
I was told
Ev'ry day in my childhood:
Even when you grow old
Home should be where the heart is
Never were words so true!
My heart's far, far away
Home is too  

Is this home?
Is this what I must learn to believe in?
Try to find
Something good in this tragic place
Just in case
I should stay here forever
Held in this empty space
Oh, that won't be easy
I know the reason why
My heart's far, far away
Home's a lie.   

What I'd give to return
To the life that I knew lately
But I know that I can't
All my problems going back

  Is this home?
Am I here for a day or forever?
Shut away
From the world until who knows when
Oh, but then
As my life has been altered once
It can change again
Build higher walls around me
Change ev'ry lock and key
Nothing lasts, Nothing holds
All of me
My heart's far, far away
Home and free!


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HOME (REPRISE)

MRS. POTTS

Cheer up child.
It will turn out alright in the end, you'll see.
I hope that we'll be friends
Though I don't know you well If anyone can make the most of living here
Then, Belle, it's you
And who knows?
You may find Home here, too!


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GASTON

GASTON

Who does she think she is?
That girl has tangled with the wrong man!

LEFOU

Darn right.

GASTON

No one says "no" to 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 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 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'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 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!   

LEFOU AND 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   

LEFOU

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

  CHORUS

No one hits like Gaston
Matches wits like Gaston   

LEFOU

In a spitting match nobody spits like Gaston   

GASTON

I'm espcially good at expectorating!
Ptoooie!  

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

Oh, ahhh, wow!
My what a guy, that Gaston!
  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

My what a guy, Gaston!


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GASTON (REPRISE)

GASTON

Crazy old Maurice, hmmm?
Crazy old Maurice...
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  

GASTON

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

GASTON

Yes, I'm endlessly, wildly resourceful

LEFOU

As down to the depths you descend

GASTON

I won't even be mildly remorseful  

BOTH

Just as long as I (you) get what I (you) want in the end  

GASTON

Who has brains like Gaston?   

LEFOU

Entertains like Gaston?   

BOTH

Who can make up these endless refrains like Gaston?
And his marriage we soon will be celebrating
My what a guy Gaston!


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HOW LONG MUST THIS GO ON?

BEAST

How long must this go on?
This cruel trick of fate?
I simply made one careless wrong decision
  And then the witch was gone
And left me in this state
An object of revulsion and derision
  Hated...
Is there no one
Who can show me
How to win the world's forgiveness?


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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 dinner!   

Be our guest! Be our guest!
Put our service to the test
Tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie
And we'll provide the rest
Soup du jour
Hot hors d'oeuvres
Why, we only live to serve
Try the grey stuff

  CHIP

It's delicious!

  LUMIERE

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   

CHORUS

And it's all in perfect taste
That you can bet
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   

CHORUS

Be our guest! Be our guest! Be our guest!
Get your worries off your chest
Let us say for your entree
We've an array; may we suggest:
Try the bread! Try the soup!
When the croutons loop de loop
It's a treat for any dinner
Don't belive me? Ask the china  

Singing pork! Dancing veal!
What an entertaining meal!
How could anyone be gloomy and depressed?
We'll make you shout "encore!"
And send us out for more
So, be our guest!   

LUMIERE

Be our guest!   

CHORUS

Be our guest!  

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 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  

CHORUS

We've got a lot to do!

  MRS. POTTS

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!
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 skills!
Most days we just lay around the castle
Flabby, fat and lazy
You walked in and oops-a-daisy!

  CHORUS

Be our guest! Be our guest!
Our command is your request
It's been 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
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!


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IF I CAN'T LOVE HER

BEAST

And in my twisted face
There's not the slightest trace
Of anything that even hints of kindness
And from my tortured shape
No comfort, no escape
I see, but deep within is utter blindness
Hopeless as my dream dies
As the time flies
Love a lost illusion
Helpless
Unforgiven
Cold and driven
To this sad conclusion  
No beauty could move me
No goodness improve me
No power on earth, if I can't love her
No passion could reach me
No lesson could teach me
How I could have love her and made her love me too
If I can't love her, then who?  
Long ago I should have seen
All the things I could have been
Careless and unthinking, I moved onward  
No pain could be deeper
No life could be cheaper
No point anymore, if I can't love her
No spirit could win me
No hope left within me
Hope I could have loved her and that she'd set me free
But it's not to be If I can't love her
Let the world be done with me.


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SOMETHING THERE

BELLE

There's something sweet
And almost kind
But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined
But now he's dear, and so unsure
I wonder why I didn't see it there before  

MME. DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE

Come along dearie.
Let's get you off those wet things.

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

BEAST

Belle, I have something to show you.
But first, you have to close your eyes.
It's a surprise!

(BEAST leads BELLE into the library)

BELLE

May I open them?

BEAST

Alright, alright. Now!

BELLE

I can't believe it!
I've never seen so many books in my whole life!

BEAST

You like it?

BELLE

It's wonderful!

BEAST

It's yours!

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

BELLE

Oh, this is one of my favorites!
It's "King Arthur."
Have you ever read it?

BEAST

No.

BELLE

You don't know what you're missing.
I'd love to read this again.
Wait...you can read this first.

BEAST

No, that's alright

BELLE

No, really, you read it

BEAST

Oh, no, you...

BELLE

No, you

BEAST

No! I can't...

BELLE

You never learned to read?

BEAST

Only a little, and long ago

BELLE

Well, it just so happens that this is the perfect book to read aloud.
Come here, sit by me

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

Perhaps there's something there
That wasn't there before   

CHIP

What?  

MRS. POTTS

There may be something there that wasn't there before   

CHIP

What's there, Mama?

MRS. POTTS

Ssh. I'll tell you when you're older.
Come along now. Let's give them some privacy...

CHIP

Mama?

MRS. POTTS

Yes, Chip

CHIP

Will I ever get to be a boy again?

MRS. POTTS

I hope so

CHIP

When will I know?

MRS. POTTS

Soon. If it's to be. It will be very soon now. Come along, son.  

BELLE

Knowing now, that this was indeed the legendary sword called "Excalibur," Arthur tried to pull it from the stone. He tried once to no avail. He tried a second time, but still, he could not pull it out. Then, for the third time, Arthur drew forth the sword...

BEAST

So that must mean he's the king!

BELLE

Wait and see

BEAST

I never knew books could do that

BELLE

Do what?

BEAST

Take me away from this place, make me forget for a little while

BELLE

Forget?

BEAST

Who I...What I am...

BELLE

We have something in common, you know

BEAST

What is that?

BELLE

In the town where I come from, the people think I'm odd

BEAST

You?

BELLE

So, I know how it feels to be...different. And I know how lonely that can be  

BELLE

For the third time, Arthur drew forth the sword, and there arose from the people a great shout. Arthur is king.

BEAST

I told you so...


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HUMAN AGAIN

LUMIERE

Ha ha, we, my friends.
The day we have waited for may be at hand!

MRS. POTTS

Oh, only if that were true, Lumiere!

LUMIERE

Aaah...human again

MRS. POTTS

Human again

LUMIERE

Yes, think of what that means!

LUMIERE

I'll be cooking again
Be good-looking again
With a mademoiselle on each arm
When I'm human again
Only human again
Poised and polished and gleaming with charm...   
I'll be courting again
Chic and sporting again   

MRS. POTTS

Which should cause sev'ral husbands alarm!  

CHIP

I'll hop down off the shelf  

LUMIERE

And toute suite be myself

CHIP

I can't wait to be human again  

MME. DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE, MRS. POTTS ,BABETTE

When we're human again
Only human again
When we're knickknacks and whatnots no more

  CHIP

Little push, little shove
They coul, whoosh fall in love

  MME. DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE

Ah, cherie, won't it all be top-drawer
I'll wear lipstick and rouge
And I won't be so huge
Why, I'll easily fit through that door
I'll exude savior-faire
I'll wear gowns!
I'll have hair!
It's my prayer to be human again

  COGSWORTH

When I'm human again
Only human again
When the world once more making sense
I'll unwind for a change

LUMIERE

Really? That'd be strange!   

COGSWORTH

Can I help it if I'm t-t-tense?
  In a shack by the sea
I'll sit back sipping tea
Let my early retirement commence
Far from fool made of wax
I'll get down to brass tacks and relax

  ALL

When I'm human again
  So sweep the dust from the floor!
Let's let some light in the room!
I can feel, I can tell
Someone might break the spell
Any day now!  

LUMIERE/BABETTE

Shine up the brass on the door!
Alert the dustpail and the broom!

  ALL

If all goes as planned
Our time may be at hand
Any day now!   

MRS. POTTS, EGG TIMER, WHISK

Open the shutters and let in some air

MRS. POTTS

Put these here and put those over there

ALL

Sweep up the years
Of sadness and tears
And throw them away!   

BELLE

When Guinevere heard that Arthur was slain, she went away to a convent, and no one could make her smile again. The end.

BEAST

What a beautiful story

BELLE

Oh, I knew you would like it!
I would like to ask you something

BEAST

What's that?

BELLE

A second chance.
Would you have dinner with me tonight?

BEAST

Huh? Me? You?
Well, that would be, I mean -- Oh, yes!!

ALL

When we're human again
Only human again
When the girl fin'lly sets us all free
Cheeks a-bloomin' again
We're assumin' again
We'll resume our long lost joie de vie
We'll be playin' again
Holiday' again
And we're prayin' it's A-S-A-P
When we cast off this pall
We'll stand straight, we'll walk tall
When we're all that we were
Thanks to him, thanks to her
Coming closer and closer
And closer and...  

We'll be dancing again!
We'll be twirling again!
We'll be whirling around with such ease
When we're human again
Only human again
We'll go waltzing those old one-two-threes
We'll be floating again!
We'll be gliding again!
Stepping, striding as fine as you please
Like a real human does
I'll be all that I was
On that glorious morn
When we're fin'lly reborn
And we're all of us human again!


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MAISON DES LUNES

GASTON

There's a danger
I'll be thwarted
And denied my honeymoon
For the pretty thing I've courted
Refuse to swoon
So, the time has come for a murky plan
For which I turn to a murky man

LEFOU

To find that feind

BOTH

Where better than
The Maison des Lunes?

GASTON

I don't take this girl for granted
There's no path I haven't hewn
To her heart; no seed unplanted
No flowers unstrewn
But quite amazing to relate
She doesn't want me for her mate

LEFOU

Which forces him to contemplate

  BOTH

The Maison des Lunes

  MONSIEUR D'ARQUE

I don't wish to seem a tad obtuse
But I don't see how I can be of use
For I lock people up;
I'm not a "Lonely Heart's club"
I'm a cold, cold fish I've a nasty, vicious streak

  LEFOU

Please speak!  

GASTON

It's Belle's father who's your client
She adores the old buffoon
She'll be forced to be complaint

  LEFOU

She'll dance to your tune

  GASTON

We get the daughter through her dad
You just pronounce the old boy mad
  LeFou and, whoosh! He's slammed up in your pad--   

LEFOU, D'ARQUE

The Maison des Lunes

  GASTON

Do I make myself entirely clear?

  D'ARQUE

It's the simplest deal of my whole foul career!  

GASTON

Put Maurice away and she'll be here in moments
In a dreadful state
She'll capitulate to me!  

D'ARQUE

I'll be strapping up an inmate  

LEFOU

Very tightly

GASTON

Very soon   

D'ARQUE

But please don't bring him late
Our check-in time's noon!

LEFOU, D'ARQUE

So, wave one bachelor goodbye  

GASTON

She'll be my bride   

LEFOU

She'd rather die
Than have her daddy ossify?

D'ARQUE

In my sordid saloon

ALL

So book the church; raise the glasses high
To the Maison des Lunes!


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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

MRS. POTTS

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.   

Off to the cupboard with you now, Chip. It's past your bedtime. Good night, love.


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IF I CAN'T LOVE HERE (REPRISE)

BEAST

No spell has been broken
No words have been spoken
No point anymore if she can't love me

No hope she would do so
No dream to pursue,
So I looked to myself,
Despise all the things I see
For I know that she
Cannot set me free
Let the world be done with me.


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THE MOB SONG

BELLE

Show me the Beast!

MOB

(Scream)

MAURICE

That's him!
That's him!

WOMAN

Is it dangerous?

BELLE

Oh, no.
No, he'd never hurt anyone.
I know he looks frightful, but he's really very gentle and kind.
He's my friend.

GASTON

If I didn't know better,
I'd think you had feelings for this monster.

BELLE

He's no monster, Gaston.
You are!

GASTON

She's as crazy as the old man.
She says this creature is her friend.
Well, I've hunted wild beasts and I've seen what they can do.
The Beast will make off with your children.

CROWD

(gasp)

GASTON

He'll come after them in the night.

BELLE

He will never!

GASTON

Forget the old man, I say we kill the Beast!

MOB

Kill him!  

MAN 1

We're not safe until he's dead

MAN 2

He'll come stalking us at night

WOMAN

Set to sacrifice our children to his monstrous appetite  

MAN 3

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

I won't let you do this!

GASTON

Try and stop us!

BELLE

Papa, this is all my fault.
I have to go back and warn him.

MAURICE

I'm coming with you

BELLE

No!

MAURICE

I lost you once, I won't lose you again!

BELLE

Then we'd better hurry.

GASTON

We'll rid the village of this Beast.
Who's with me?

MOB

I am! I am! I am!  

MOB

Light your torch! Mount your horse!

GASTON

Screw your courage to the sticking place!

MOB

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 ev'ry day!

  MOB

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!  
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!  

GASTON

Cut down a tree, and make it a big one!
Take whatever booty you can find.
But remember, the Beast is MINE!  

CASTLEWARE

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! Kill the Beast!
Kill the Beast Kill the Beast!


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THE BATTLE / TRANSFORMATION

BEAST

You came back

BELLE

If only I'd come here sooner

BEAST

Maybe it's better this way

BELLE

No! Don't talk like that.
We're together now.
Everything will be fine

BEAST

At least I get to see you one last time.  

BELLE

We are home
We are where we shall be forever
Trust in me
For you know
I wont run away
From today
This is all that I need
And all that I need to say is...
  Don't you know how you've changed me
Strange how I fin'lly see
I found home
You're my home
Stay with me  

BELLE

No! No, please!
Don't leave me!
I love you.   

(Transformation)  

PRINCE

Belle, look into my eyes!
Belle, don't you recognize
The beast within the man
Who's here before you?  

BELLE

It is you!


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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (REPRISE)

BELLE/PRINCE

Two lives have begun now
Two hearts become one now
One passion, one dream
One thing forever true I love you!

ALL

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.
Ah!!!!! Ah!!!!! Ah!!!!!!!!!!