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The Family Madrigal (by Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz & the cast of Encanto) 

Merry Christmas, one and all! I hope you’re all keeping safe, and finding joy this Holiday Season. Disney’s Encanto is a great movie that you can catch either in cinemas or on Disney Plus. The first song from the movie “The Family Madrigal” is completely stuck in my head. Of course, it’s no wonder with the music coming from Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. With Stephanie Beatriz (In the Heights) as Mirabel and Olga Merediz (also from In the Heights – “Abuela Claudia!!” – I didn’t know that) as Abuela, it’s such a great little song that tells you everything you need to know about the Family Madrigal.

My favorite part is the last that picks up in speed. I don’t know how they got that one line about Mister Mariano squeezed in there. I love the “I gotta go….” at the end.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Let’s go!

This is our home
We’ve got every generation
So full of music
A rhythm of its own design
This is my family
A perfect constellation
So many stars and everybody gets to shine

But let’s be clear, Abuela runs this show (Whoa)
She led us here so many years ago (Whoa)
And every year our family blessings grow (Whoa)
There’s just a lot you’ve simply got to know, so

Welcome to the Family Madrigal
The home of the Family Madrigal
(We’re on our way!)
Where all the people are fantastical and magical
I’m part of the Family Madrigal

Oh my gosh, it’s them!
What are the gifts?
I can’t remember all the gifts!
But I don’t know who is who!

Alright, alright, relax!

It is physically impossible to relax!
Tell us everything! What are your powers?
Just tell us what everyone can do!

And that’s why coffee’s for grown-ups!

My tía Pepa
Her mood affects the weather
When she’s unhappy
Well, the temperature gets weird
My tío Bruno

We don’t talk about Bruno!

They say he saw the future, one day he disappeared
Oh! And that’s my mom Julieta, here’s her deal (Whoa)
The truth is, she can heal you with a meal (Whoa)
Her recipes are remedies for real (Whoa)
If you’re impressed, imagine how I feel

Welcome to the Family Madrigal
The home of the Family Madrigal
(Hey, coming through!)
I know it sounds a bit fantastical and magical
But I’m part of the Family Madrigal

Two guys fell in love with Family Madrigal
And now they’re part of the Family Madrigal

So yeah, Tío Félix married Pepa
And my dad married Julieta
That’s how Abuela became an Abuela Madrigal (Let’s go, let’s go!)

We swear to always
Help those around us
And earn the miracle
That somehow found us
The town keeps growing
The world keeps turning
But work and dedication will keep the miracle burning
And each new generation must keep the miracle burning

Wait, who’s a sister and who’s a cousin?
There’s so many people!
How do you keep them all straight?

Okay, okay, okay, okay!
So many kids in our house
So, let’s turn the sound up
You know why?
I think it’s time for a grandkid round up
(Grandkid round up!)

Cousin Dolores can hear a pin drop
Camilo shape shifts
Antonio gets his gift today
My older sisters
Isabela and Luisa
One strong, one graceful
Perfect in every way

Grows a flower, the town goes wild
She’s a perfect golden child
(Luisa! Luisa! Luisa! Luisa!)
And Luisa’s super strong
The beauty and the brawn do no wrong

That’s life in the Family Madrigal (Whoa)
Now you know the Family Madrigal (Whoa)
Where all the people are fantastical and magical (Whoa)
That’s who we are in the Family Madrigal Adios!

But what’s your gift?

Well, I gotta go, the life of a Madrigal (Whoa)
But now you all know the Family Madrigal (Whoa)
I never meant this to get autobiographical (Whoa)
So just to review the Family Madrigal
Let’s go!

(But what about Mirabel?)
It starts with Abuela
And then Tía Pepa, she handles the weather
(But what about Mirabel?)
My mom Julieta can make you feel better with just one arepa
(But what about Mirabel?)
My dad Agustín, well
He’s accident-prone but he means well
(But what about Mirabel?)
Hey, you said you wanna know what everyone does
I got sisters and cousins and— (Mirabel!)
My primo Camilo won’t stop until he makes you smile today (Mirabel!)
My cousin Dolores can hear this whole chorus a mile away (Mirabel!)

Look, it’s Mister Mariano, hey
You can marry my sister if you wanna but (Mirabel!)
Between you and me, she’s kind of a prima donna
Yo, I’ve said too much and thank you but I really gotta go

My family’s amazing
And I’m in my family, so…


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