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"To Be A Princess" is a song in Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper. Julian sang it to Erika to teach her how to act like a princess. This song was edited and reused in Barbie The Princess & the Popstar as a classical instrumental and a remake.



To be a princess

Is to know which spoon to use

To be a princess

Is a thousand pairs of shoes

To maintain a regal gait,

Leave the parsley on your plate,

And be charming but detached,

And yet amused

To be a princess

Is to never be confused

Do a plié and never fall,

Don't ever stray from protocol

All through the day

There's just one way

You must behave

Do keep a grip and never crack!

Stiff upper lip and arch the back!

Bend from above

And always wear your gloves

And wave

Shoulders back and,

Tummy in and,

Pinky out and,

Lift the chin and,

Slowly turn the head from

Side to side


I see now


Breathing gently,

Stepping lightly,

Smile brightly,

Nod politely,

Never show a thing you feel inside.


To be a princess

Is to always look your best

To be a princess

Is to never get to rest!

Sit for a portrait, never squirm!

Sleep on a mattress extra firm

Speak and be clever

Never at a loss for words

Curtsey to every count and lord,

Learn how to play the harpsichord!

Sing lullabies and always harmonize in thirds

Julian and Erika:

Thirds, thirds!


And... she has beautiful eyes

Your spirits rise

When she walks in the room


I see.


Doors close,

And the chemistry grows.

She's like a rose

That's forever in bloom!

Julian and (Erika):

Do a plié and don't

(Ever, ever, ever fall!)

Never show dismay,

(And be there when people call!)

Be prepared whatever royal life will bring.

Do keep a grip and don't

(Ever, ever, ever crack!)

Take a dainty sip

(Never ever turn your back!)

There's a time and place and

Way for everything!


To be a princess

Is to never make your bed

To be a princess

Is to always use your head!