Tale as old as time True as it can be Barely even friends Then somebody bends Unexpectedly
Just a little change Small to say the least Both a little scared Neither one prepared Beauty and the Beast
Ever just the same Ever a surprise Ever as before Ever just as sure As the sun will rise
Tale as old as time Tune as old as song Bittersweet and strange Finding you can change Learning you were wrong
Certain as the sun Rising in the east Tale as old as time Song as old as rhyme Beauty and the Beast
Tale as old as time Song as old as rhyme Beauty and the Beast
The reprise of the song used in the finale begins from the fifth verse.
The reprise used in the 2017 remake contains an additional verse, sung between verses four and five, with new lyrics:
Winter turns to spring Famine turns to feast Nature points the way Nothing left to say Beauty and the Beast
These additional lyrics were written by Ashman for the original 1991 film but removed from the final version. They were added back for the 2017 film as a nod to Ashman.