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Be Our Guest

Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury Lyrics


Be Our Guest Lyrics

Be Our Guest Song Lyrics

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
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"
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
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
If you're stressed
It's fine dining we suggest

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!
Be our guest!
Be our guest!

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!
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
We've got a lot to do!
Mrs Potts:
Is it one lump or two?
For you, our guest!
She's our guest!
Mrs Potts:
She's our guest!
She's our guest!
Be our guest! Be our guest! Be our guest!
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!


March, 12th 2024
"Be Our Guest," a vibrant and celebratory number from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," is a testament to the hoys of hospitality and service, wrapped in a Broadway-inspired musical extravaganza. The song invites Belle, the film's heroine, to a magical dinner, showcasing the enchanted castle's desire to welcome and serve her with the best they have to offer. This piece, performed with gusto by Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and the castle's other enchanted staff, is a hallmark of Disney's ability to blend dynamic musical storytelling with character development and animation innovation​​​​​​.

Lumiere, the charismatic candelabra, takes the lead in "Be Our Guest," infusing the sing with the charm and elegance associated with French entertainer Maurice Chevalier. This number is not just a feast for the ears but also a visual spectacle, reminiscent of Busby Berkeley's elaborate choreographic style. It is highlighted by the intricate dance routines of the animated cutlery and table settings, creating a lively and engaging scene that has been likened to a "Busby Berkeley production" for its complexity and joyous execution​​.

"Be Our Guest" is recognized for its technical achievements as well. It marked a significant moment in animation history, taking full advantage of computer-generated imagery to bring the enchanting dinner scene to life. This technological leap allowed for a more dynamic and visually stunning presentation, enhancing the magical quality of the song and the film overall​​.

Musically, "Be Our Guest" draws inspiration from Broadway and cabaret, with its up-tempo rhythm and engaging lyrics inviting listeners to partake in the enchantment of the castle's offerings. The song's composition, by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, incorporates a blend of humor, warmth, and hospitality, encouraging Belle (and by extension, the audience) to relax and enjoy the wonders of the castle. It's a number that celebrates service and the joy of making others feel welcome, embodying the spirit of generosity and care at the heart of "Beauty and the Beast"​​.

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