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Alan Menken – Prologue: Beauty And The Beast lyrics
Once upon a time, in a faraway land,
A young Prince lived in a shining castle
Although he had everything his heart desired,
The Prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind

But then, one winter's night,
An old beggar woman came to the castle
And offered him a single Rose
In return for shelter from the bitter cold
Repulsed by her haggard appearance,
The Prince sneered at the gift,
And turned the old woman away

But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances,
For Beauty is found within

And when he dismissed her again,
The old woman's ugliness melted away
To reveal a beautiful Enchantress

The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late,
For she had seen that there was no love in his heart
And as punishment,
She transformed him into a hideous beast,
And placed a powerful spell on the castle,
And all who lived there

Ashamed of his monstrous form,
The beast concealed himself inside his castle,
With a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world

The Rose she had offered,
Was truly an enchanted rose,
Which would bloom for many years
If he could learn to love another,
And earn her love in return
By the time the last petal fell,
Then the spell would be broken
If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast
For all time

As the years passed,
He fell into despair, and lost all hope,
For who could ever learn to love, a Beast?

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