"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 (Reprise)" is a song in Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper. It is sung by Erika after she is arrested and thrown into the dungeon.

"To Be a Princess" Lyrics

Julian:
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

Erika:
I see now

Julian:
Breathing gently,
Stepping lightly,
Smile brightly,
Nod politely,
Never show a thing you feel inside.
Glide!

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!

Julian:
And... she has beautiful eyes
Your spirits rise
When she walks in the room

Erika:
I see.

Julian:
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!

Julian:
To be a princess
Is to never make your bed
To be a princess
Is to always use your head!

"To Be a Princess (Reprise)"

Erika: 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...
Stiff upper lip...
(cries)

Trivia

Videos

To_Be_A_Princess_-_The_Princess_and_A_Pauper

To Be A Princess - The Princess and A Pauper

Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper
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Quote: "Live your dream."

Characters: Princess Anneliese | Queen Erika | King Dominick | Prince Julian | Preminger | Serafina | Bertie | Wolfie | Queen Genevieve | Madame Carp | Nick and Nack | Midas | Ambassador Bismark | Herve

Locations: Dulcinea | Madame Carp's Dress Emporium | Queen Genevieve's Kingdom | Queen Genevieve's Palace | Royal Mines

Songs: "Free" | "How Can I Refuse?" | "How Can I Refuse? (Reprise)" | "I Am A Girl Like You" | "I'm On My Way" | "If You Love Me For Me" | "The Cat's Meow" | "To Be A Princess" | "To Be A Princess (Reprise)" | "Written In Your Heart" | "Written In Your Heart (Prologue)"

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