Be Our Guest is a 1991 Academy Award-nominated song from the animated film, Beauty and the Beast. The music was written by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman. The song was sung by Lumière, Mrs. Potts, and other singers in the background chorus. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The title song to the film was also nominated in the same category and won.

In The Lion King, It is also used after Scar tells Zazu to sing something a little bouncy in it.


(spoken) 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!

(sung) 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!
  Lumière and Chorus:
  Beef ragout
  Cheese soufflé
  Pie and pudding "en flambé"
  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 entrée
  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 believe 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!
  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!
  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!
  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!

Video Edit

Beauty and the Beast Broadway OST - 12 - Be Our Guest

Beauty and the Beast Broadway OST - 12 - Be Our Guest