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The Court of Miracles
The Court of Miracles
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Stephen Schwartz
Performer(s) Clopin (Paul Kandel)
Feature films The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Albums The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Original Soundtrack)
Preceded by "A Guy Like You"
Followed by "Sanctuary"

The Court of Miracles is a song featured in Disney's 1996 film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This is the seventh song in the movie and the third song sung by Clopin. Like "Topsy Turvy" and "A Guy Like You," this is more of comedy-oriented than the other songs from the film, unlike the former, however, this song is based on black humor.


Clopin and the gypsies have captured Quasimodo and Phoebus, assumed spies, and sing about how "it's a miracle if you get out alive!" Taking delight in tormenting his victims, Clopin stages a mock trial, making rapid transformations into various figures, such as the judge, the lawyer and the executioner. However, Esmeralda arrives before any harm can come to her friends.


Clopin and Gypsy chorus: Maybe you've heard of a terrible place
Where the scoundrels of Paris collect in a lair
Maybe you've heard of that mythical place
Called the Court of Miracles
Clopin: Hello, you're there!
Gypsy chorus (variously): Where the lame can walk
And the blind can see
Clopin: But the dead don't talk
So you won't be around
To reveal what you've found
Clopin and Gypsy chorus: We have a method for spies and intruders
Rather like hornets protecting their hive
Clopin: Here in the Court of Miracles
Clopin and Gypsy chorus: Where it's a miracle if you get out alive!
(Instrumental interlude)

(singing resumes)
Clopin: Justice is swift in the Court of Miracles
I am the lawyers and judge all in one
We like to get the trial over with quickly
Because it's the sentence that's really the fun!
(speaking) Any last words?
Quasimodo and Phoebus: (muffled speech)
Clopin: That's what they all say.
(singing) Now that we've seen all the evidence
Clopin puppet: Wait! I object!
Clopin: Overruled!
Clopin puppet: I object!
Clopin: Quiet!
Clopin puppet: Dang!
Clopin: We find you totally innocent
Which is the worst crime of all
Clopin and Gypsy chorus: So you're going to hang!



Films: The Hunchback of Notre Dame | The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
Television: House of Mouse
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Music: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Original Soundtrack)

Original: Quasimodo | Esmeralda | 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

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

Songs and score:
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 | The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise) | 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 | Balancing Act | Rest And Recreation | Top of the World | Esmeralda | City Under Siege | Out of Love | 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

Other: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (musical) | Disney Sing Along Songs: Topsy Turvy | The Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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