(Upper and Lower Grade Ensembles - All)
LUMIERE: Ma chère 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 a 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 AND CHINA: 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 place and then you’ll
be our guest! Oui, our guest! Be our guest!
ALL: Beef ragout! Cheese soufflé! Pie and pudding en flambé!
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.
ALL: We tell jokes!
LUMIERE: I do tricks with my fellow candlesticks.
ALL: 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 our guest!
LUMIERE: If you’re stressed, it’s fine dining we suggest.
ALL: Be our guest! Be our guest! Be our guest!
Be our guest, be our guest, get your worries off your chest.
Let us say for your entrée, we’ve an array. May we suggest.
Try the bread, try the soup, while the croutons loop-de-loop.
It’s a treat for any dinner. Don’t believe me? Ask the china!
Singing pork, dancing veal. What an entertaining meal.
How could anyone be gloomy or depressed?
We’ll make you shout, Encore! And send us back for more.
So be our guest! Be our guest! 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 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!
ALL: We’ve got a lot to do!
MRS. POTTS: Is it one lump or two? For you, our guest?
ALL: She’s our guest!
MRS. POTTS: She’s 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 have 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 oopsy daisy.
Ah, Babette! Come to me my little fluff!
And now, for your continued dining pleasure,
Napkins sil’ vous plait!
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 candle light’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!