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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 DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame IIVideo

Television: House of MouseEsmeralda
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy TurvyKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment - The MusicalDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!The Golden MickeysThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical AdventureThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fools
Restaurants: Clopin's Festival of Foods
Parade: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Cavalcade
Firework: Disney Dreams!World of Color
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowHappy HallowishesIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeVillains Mix and Mingle

Original: QuasimodoEsmereldaClaude FrolloPhoebusVictor, Hugo, and LaverneClopinArchdeaconAchillesDjaliQuasimodo's motherQuasimodo's fatherOld PrisonerSnowballBrutish and Oafish GuardFrollo's soldiers

Sequel: MadellaineZephyrSarousch

Original: The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereTopsy TurvyHumiliationGod Help the OutcastsThe Bell TowerHeaven's LightHellfireParis BurningA Guy Like YouThe Court of MiraclesSanctuaryAnd He Shall Smite the WickedInto the SunlightSomeday

Sequel: Le Jour D'AmourAn Ordinary MiracleI'd Stick With YouFa la la la Fallen In LoveI'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing ActRest and RecreationRhythm of the TambourineTop of the WorldEsmeraldaCity Under SiegeOut of Love (Reprise) • Dance of the GypsiesMade of StoneGrand Finale
Deleted Songs: In a Place of MiraclesAs Long As There's a MoonSomeday

ParisNotre Dame de ParisPalace of JusticeCourt of Miracles
MusicalDisney Sing Along Songs: Topsy TurvyThe Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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