Young odette and Derek

A young Odette and Derek reluctantly meet for the first time

This Is My Idea! is the very first song in the movie. Mostly Derek, Odette, King William, Queen Uberta, and Bromley sing through the whole song, an the chorus is sung by the town people, and/or the servants around them.


During the film as the song is going along it shows the love/hate relationship between Derek and Odette. It also shows them growing up not wanting to do with one another, everyone around them trying to help them fall in love, and then the two falling in love. As they go from children, teenagers, to adults. But as adults they begin to feel some feeling of each other.


Derek: I can't believe I'm stuck with her all summer, I'll bet she doesn't wrestle, hunt or box

Odette: He looks conceited

Derek: What a total bummer

Odette/Derek: If I get lucky, I'll get chicken pox

Derek: So happy you could come

Odette: So happy to be here

Odette/Derek: How I'd like to run

Odette: This is not my idea

Derek: This isn't my idea

Odette/Derek: Of fun

Queen Uberta: The children seem to get along quite nicely

King William: We'll join our lands if this arrangement clicks

Queen Uberta: My dear King William, that's my point precisely

King William: It's such good parenting

Queen Uberta: And Politics. So happy we agree

King William: I think we've got a deal

Queen Uberta: Derek's quite a catch

King William: This is my idea

Queen Uberta: This is my idea

William/Uberta: Of a match

Queen Uberta: And such fervo

King William: Good heavens child, don't dawdle. We can't keep Derek waiting 

Odette: I haven't packed or washed my hair, and father I get sea sick

Queen Uberta: She soon will be arriving, is that respect you're showing?

Derek: You make me kiss her hand again I swear I'm gonna be sick

King William: One day Prince Derek will be her intended

Queen Uberta: Splendid

Derek: We've tried all summer, but we just can't lose her

Odette: Hey fellers wait up

Bromley: Quick, put on some speed

Derek: When picking teams

Bromley: Or friends

Derek: I'd never choose her

Bromley: You'd think she'd take a hint or learn to read

Odette: This really isn't fair

Derek/Bromley: We really couldn't care

Odette: Boys it's all or none

Odette: This is not my idea

Derek/Bromley: This isn't my idea

Odette/Derek/Bromley: Of fun

Chorus: Long before they met Derek and Odette were destined to be wedded. However anyone could see the only point on which they didn't disagree. Was that they very thought of summertime was dreaded.

Derek: She tries to talk me into playing dress up. She's always flirting with the castle guards

Bromley: I think you really sort of like her 'fess up

Derek: I'd like her better if she'd lose at cards

Derek: 4 sevens and a 10

Odette: I think I've won again

Derek/Bromley: Every time she's won

Odette: This is my idea

Derek/Bromley: This isn't my idea

Odette/Derek/ Bromley: Of fun

Chours: We need a Royal Wedding, I'd love to be invited. At least we'd get a holiday to rest our ploughs and axes. The daythese two will marry, two lands will be united. And with some luck their marraige will result in lower taxes.

King William: What if Odette doesn't go for the merger?

Queen Uberta: Urge her!

Odette/Derek: For as long as I remember we've been told we'd someday wed. Every June until September

Derek: All their pushing and annoying hints

Odette: I've got bruises with their fingerpints

Derek: I can do much better, I am sure

Odette: He's so immature

Odette: I see him smiling and my knees start buckling, I see inside him and my doubts are gone

Derek: She started out as such an ugly duckling, And somehow suddenly became a swan

Odette: So happy to be here

Derek: Till now, I've never knew

Odette/Derek: It is you I've been dreaming of

Derek: This is my idea

Odette: This is my idea

Chorus: What a good idea, it's such a charming, and romantic notion

Chorus: This is my idea ( This is my idea)

Chorus: Such a good idea ( Such a good idea)

Chorus: What a good idea, such a power and magic potion. This is exactly my idea of love

Odette: This is my idea

Derek: This is my idea

Odette/Derek: This is my idea of

Chorus: Love


The melody is similar to "Belle", a song from Beauty and the Beast.