Belle

Belle
Little town
It's a quiet village
Every 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 roles 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 --

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

Bonjour!
Good day!
How is your family?

Bonjour!
Good day!
How is your wife?

I need six eggs
That's too expensive

Belle
There must be more than this provincial life

Bookkeeper
Ah, Belle!

Belle
Good morning! I've come to return the book I borrowed.

Bookkeeper
Finished already?

Belle
Oh I couldn't put it down. Have you got anything new?

Bookkeeper
Not since yesterday.

Belle
That's all right. I'll borrow ... this one!

Bookkeeper
That one? But you've read it twice!

Belle
Well, it's my favorite! Far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!

Bookkeeper
Well, if you like it all that much, it's yours.

Belle
But, sir!

Bookkeeper
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 it 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

Townsfolk
Now it's no wonder that her name means "beauty"
Her looks have got no parallel
But behind that fair facade
I'm afraid she's rather odd
Very different from the rest of us
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've been looking for!

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

Trio
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

Townsfolk
Bonjour!
(Gaston:) Pardon
Good day
Mais oui!
You call this bacon?
What lovely grapes!
Some cheese
Ten yards
one pound
(Gaston:) 'scuse me!
I'll get the knife
(Gaston:) Please let me through!
This bread -
Those fish -
it's stale!
they smell!
Madame's mistaken.

Belle
There must be more than this provincial life

Gaston
Just watch I'm going to make Belle my wife

Townfolk
Look there she goes the girl who's strange but special
The most peculiar mademoiselle
It's a pity and a sin
She doesn't quite fit in
But she really is a funny girl
And pretty but a funny girl
She really is a funny girl
That Belle!


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