martedì 20 febbraio 2018

The songs of February: "Something new" and "Be our guest" (from "Beauty and the Beast")

Questo mese, sia Margherita che Mariangela hanno scelto di tradurre dall'inglese delle canzoni tratte dal cartone (poi film) Disney "La Bella e la Bestia".
Per entrambe, "Something there", la "Canzone della neve" (che Margherita  aveva già tradotto anche dallo spagnolo).

The songs of February
There's something sweet, and almost kind
But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined
And now he's dear, and so unsure
I wonder why I didn't see it there before

She glanced this way, I thought I saw
And when we touched, she didn't shudder at my paw
No, it can't be, I'll just ignore
But then she's never looked at me that way before

New, and a bit alarming
Who'd have ever thought that this could be?
True, that he's no Prince Charming
But there's something in him that I simply didn't see

Well, who'd have thought?

Well, bless my soul.
Well, who'd have known?

Well, who indeed?

And who'd have guessed they'd come together on their own?

It's so peculiar...

Wait and see, we'll wait and see a few days more
There may be something there that wasn't there before

Here's a thought, perhaps there's something there that wasn't there before

What mama?

There may be something there that wasn't there before

What is it, what's there?

I'll tell you when you're older

Okay, I'm older

Chip, oh

Margherita ha poi voluto tradurre un secondo brano, "Be our guest", in italiano "Stia con noi" scoprendo che, quella che per noi era una canzone un po' troppo lunga e noiosa nel cartone, in inglese suona molto meglio ed è davvero simpatica.

"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'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
Beef ragout, cheese soufflé
Pie and pudding, on 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 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 (hey Cogsworth)
Suddenly those good old days are gone
Too long 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
Sake's 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!
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 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

Per ultimo, giochi con Lyricstraining
lyricstraining - Be our guest

ed il disegno di Mariangela.

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