i wrote it so you don't have to.
RKO Radio Pictures
Walt Disney Presents
You're as lovely as your name
You're a sunset in a frame
Though you're dressed in rags, You wear an air of queenly grace
Anyone could see a throne would be your proper place
If you give your heart a chance
It will lead you
To the kingdom of romance
There you'll see your dreams unfold
In the sweetest story ever told
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom.
Peaceful, prosperous and rich in romance and tradition.
Here, in a stately chateau, there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter Cinderella.
Although, he was a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort.
Still, he felt she needed a mother's care
So, he married again, choosing for his second wife a woman of good family, with two daughters just Cinderella's age.
By name, Anastasia and Drizella
It was upon the untimely death of this good man, however, that the stepmother's true nature was revealed.
Cold, cruel and bitterly jealous of Cinderella's charm and beauty, she was grimly determined to forward the interests of her own two awkward daughters.
Thus, as time went by, the chateau fell into disrepair.
For the family fortunes were squandered upon the vain and selfish stepsisters, while Cinderella was abused, humiliated and finally forced to become a servant in her own house.
And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind.
For with each dawn, she found new hope that someday, her dreams of happiness would come true.
Well, it serves you right, spoiling people's best dreams.
Yes, I know it's a lovely morning, but...
...It was a lovely dream too.
What kind of a dream?
Mm-mm. Can't tell.
Because if you tell a wish, it won't come true.
And, after all,
(To be continued)