Belle is the opening song of 'Beauty and the Beast." The song introduces the main heroine Belle and we learn what her desire is. Not only that, we meet the villagers who consider her as odd because she's not like other women in the village who are supposed to be staying at home caring for the men and her interest in reading. We also meet her(then Daisy's) suitor Gaston who is only in love with her because of her beauty not her brains which is why he wants to marry her.
Belle: Little town, it's a quiet village Every day like the one before Little town, full of little people Waking up to say
Townfolks: B''onjour! (5x)
Belle: ''There goes the baker with his tray, like always The same old bread and rolls to sell Every morning just the same Since the morning that we cameTo this poor provincial town
'Baker' : Good Morning, Belle! Belle : Good morning, Monsieur. Baker : And where are you off to? Belle : The bookshop. I just finished the most wonderful story. About a beanstalk and an ogre and a -
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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: Bonjour! Woman: Good day! Man: How is your fam'ly? Woman 2: Bonjour! Man 2 : Good day! Woman 2 : How is your wife? Woman 3 : I need six eggs! Man 3: That's too expensive! Belle: There must be more than this provincial life!
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 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!
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 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: 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 sight 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 - 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 : But of course! I mean, you do! But I -
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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! Please let me through! Cheese merchant: I'll get the knife 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!
Belle: "Madame Gaston!"
Can't you just see it?
His "little wife",
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
- This song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1992.
- This happened to be one of trachie17 and Detective88's favorite songs
- The book Belle reads foreshadows her experience she has later on in the movie(her falling in love with The Beast and going to the castle).
- Belle, Gaston, Bimbettes and Villagers(Beauty and the Beast; reprise sung by Belle only)
- Raina(Reprise Only)(MCF: Spice Up the Bond)
- Tracy, Damien, Dash and Others(MCF and the Romanov Search; with reprise by Tracy only)