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"Rhythm of the Tambourine" is a song that was added to the American stage musical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This song takes place during Esmeralda's dance sequence during the Feast of Fools. While in the film and original German musical, Esmeralda dances to an instrumental piece, here she actually gets to sing.


Revellers: Come one, come all

Clopin: Hurry, hurry - here's your chance
See the mystery and romance

Revellers: Come one, come all

Clopin: See the finest girl in France
Make an entrance to entrance
Dance La Esmeralda...

Esmeralda: Hey soldier boy
I see how you stare
Hey butcher man
I see you admire
Come gather 'round
Hey Jacques and Pierre
Come see me dance
To the rhythm of the tambourine

Flash of an ankle
Flip of a skirt
Feel them excite
Inflame and inspire
Come see me dance
Hey, what can it hurt?
It's just a dance
To the rhythm of the tambourine...

Phoebus: This girl...who is she?

Frollo: This girl...who is she?

Quasimodo: This girl...who is she?

Frollo: She dances like the devil himself-

Phoebus: She dances like an angel-

Quasimodo: An angel!

Phoebus: But with such fire...

Frollo: Such fire!

Frollo, Quasimodo & Phoebus: Who is she?

Esmeralda: Men of Paris
Before we get old
Come feel the heat
Come taste the desire
Feel them within you
Crimson and gold
Gold like the coins
You will toss into my tambourine
When I dance
To the rhythm of the tambourine!

v - e - d

Films: The Hunchback of Notre Dame | The Hunchback of Notre Dame II | Video
Television: House of Mouse | Esmeralda
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: Animazment - The Musical | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | The Golden Mickeys | The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure | The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fools | World of Color
Restaurants: Clopin's Festival of Foods
Parade: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Cavalcade
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show | Happy Hallowishes | It's Good to Bad with the Disney Villains | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | Villains Mix and Mingle


Original: Quasimodo | Esmerelda | Claude Frollo | Phoebus | Victor, Hugo, and Laverne | Clopin | Archdeacon | Achilles | Djali | Quasimodo's mother | Quasimodo's father | Old Prisoner | Snowball | Brutish and Oafish Guard | Frollo's soldiers
Sequel: Madellaine | Zephyr | Sarousch


Original: The Bells of Notre Dame | Out There | Topsy Turvy | Humiliation | God Help the Outcasts | The Bell Tower | Heaven's Light | Hellfire | Paris Burning | A Guy Like You | The Court of Miracles | Sanctuary | And He Shall Smite the Wicked | Into the Sunlight | Someday
Sequel: Le Jour D'Amour | An Ordinary Miracle | I'd Stick With You | Fa la la la Fallen In Love | I'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing Act | Rest and Recreation | Rhythm of the Tambourine | Top of the World | Esmeralda | City Under Siege | Out of Love (Reprise) | Dance of the Gypsies | Made of Stone | Grand Finale
Deleted Songs: In a Place of Miracles | As Long As There's a Moon | Someday


Paris | Notre Dame de Paris | Palace of Justice | Court of Miracles


Musical | Disney Sing Along Songs: Topsy Turvy | The Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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