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!