Song Lyric Sunday: August 1st

Jim Adams host the Song Lyric Sunday Challenge. Why not nip over to his blog and see other entries and join in too?
Our theme this week is Alluring, Beautiful, Charming, Graceful, and Seductive.

Now I could reblog my SLS choice of June 20th which was So Beautiful by Savage Garden
(shucks, why not, it’s a lovely song)

but for today I’m going with something else:
Enjoy the magic of Disney

Extract from WIKI

Beauty and the Beast” is a song written by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken for the Disney animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991). The film’s theme song, the Broadway-inspired ballad was first recorded by British-American actress Angela Lansbury in her role as the voice of the character Mrs. Potts, and essentially describes the relationship between its two main characters Belle and the Beast, specifically how the couple has learned to accept their differences and in turn change each other for the better. Additionally, the song’s lyrics imply that the feeling of love is as timeless and ageless as a “tale as old as time”. Lansbury’s rendition is heard during the famous ballroom sequence between Belle and the Beast, while a shortened chorale version plays in the closing scenes of the film, and the song’s motif features frequently in other pieces of Menken’s film score. Lansbury was initially hesitant to record “Beauty and the Beast” because she felt that it was not suitable for her aging singing voice, but ultimately completed the song in one take.

I had a version by Celine Dion and also Claire and H of Steps. This is the official video which is quite lovely (apart from her red frock which is too frilly IMO).

Lyrics courtesy

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends

Just a little change
Small, to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the beast

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
Ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
Ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong

Certain as the sun
(Certain as the sun)
Rising in the east
(Tale as old as time)
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast

Beauty and the beast


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: August 1st

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful choice Di 💜

  2. Belle and the Beast is clear proof that opposites do attract. Nice choice Di, I love the singing.

  3. Maggie says:

    My granddaughter is obsessed with Belle. She plays out every scene – we may have an actor on our hands. Great choice for today. Such a lovely song.

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Nice song and pretty video! I’ve never seen the movie, but I like this. 🙂

  5. John Holton says:

    Despite Angela Lansbury’s limitations as a singer, her version of this was perfect. Sometimes that’s what makes the song perfect, that the “wrong” person sang it.

  6. Jen Goldie says:

    Wonderful pick Di! Thank you!
    It’s bringing back images of working The Disney On Ice version at The Skydome. The little kids were in awe. 😊💜

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