Below (haha), you will find a bunch of songs that I've either rewritten as filk to pertain to the Beauty and the Beast universe, or don't specifically pertain to the series but are nevertheless songs I've played for Winterfest, or will at some time in the future.
As you paruse these songs, you'll quickly realize that I have horrid taste in music--ballads, the schmaltzier, the better. ;)
19 Years Ago (Lyrics). I knew this song would be outdated quickly, written 19 years after the initial airdate of the first episode in 1987. The song is based on the song 20 Years Ago by Kenny Rogers.
Thank You Powers That Be (Lyrics). I wrote this a few Winterfests back, based on, you guessed it, The First Time I Loved Forever by Melanie Safka and Lee Holdridge. At the time, the powers that be had just released Season 2 of Beauty and the Beast on DVD, hence the reference to Season 3 in the lyrics. It's my dorky way of thanking whomever made the decision to provide us lasting copies of this obscure, rare show.
Vincent (Lyrics). I don't know why but I'm terribly self-conscious about sharing this one. The song is based on the song Lady by Kenny Rogers.
Vincent's Isle (Lyrics). Upon greeting my newfound friends on the mailing list BBTV, someone promptly replied, "Welcome to Vincent's Isle," to which I squealed with laughter and had to put lyrics to the poor tune. Based off of the theme song to The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle by Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle.
I Love You, Goodbye (Lyrics). I can't think of a single instance in which this song would be topical in the world of Beauty and the Beast, and yet I think Vincent thought this way about himself and his supposed impossible dream of a relationship with Catherine. Originally sung by Celine Dion, and Nina.
Je Ne Sais Quoi (Lyrics). I came across a video on YouTube a few months ago and immediately liked this woman's voice, and the song she sang. Vincent certainly has that special something. ;) Originally sung by Hera Björk.
Just a World Away (Lyrics). I first heard this song on Pandora and thought it was very B&Bish. So much so that I didn't bother to change any lyrics. Is there a better song for two people from different worlds? I think not. :) Originally sung by Jan Werner Danielsen, half of the group Secret Garden, who tragically passed away at the age of 30.