Various ArtistsBe Our Guest

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 Be our guest, be our guest Put our service to the test Tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie And we provide the rest Soup du jour, hot hors d'oeuvres Why, we only live to serve Try the gray 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 Beef ragout, cheese souffle Pie and pudding en flambe 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 Und 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 our guest If you're stressed It's fine dining, we suggest 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 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 bubblin', I'll be brewin' I'll get warm, piping hot Heaven's sake, is that a spot? Clean it up, we want the company impressed We've got a lot to do Is it one lump or two? For you, our guest, she's our guest She's our guest, she's our guest Be our guest, be our guest Our command is your request It's ten 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
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