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"Be Our Guest" is a song originally performed by Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury that is covered by The Chipmunks and The Chipettes, featuring a chorus of unknown singers, in the album When You Wish Upon a Chipmunk.


Ma Cherie 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'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 the 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!

Alvin & 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 (ah, ah)
But the banquet's all prepared (ah, ah)
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

Alvin & Chorus:
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!

Alvin & Chorus:
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 (ooh, ooh)
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 (do-do-do-do)
Heaven's sakes! Is that a spot? (do-do-do-do, do-do)
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!

Simon, Theodore, Jeanette & Eleanor:
She's our guest!

She's our guest!

Simon, Theodore, Jeanette & Eleanor:
She's our guest!

Simon, Theodore & The Chipettes:
Be our guest, be our guest
Our command is your request
It's been 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

Alvin & Chorus: (Brittany):
Course by course! One by one
'Til you shout, "Enough! I'm done!" (ohh)
Then we'll sing you off to sleep as you digest (ohh)

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!