Hellfire was a song in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, sung by Judge Claude Frollo.


Frollo: [singing] Beata Maria, you know I am a righteous man.

Of my virtue I am justly proud.

Beata Maria, you know I'm so much purer than

the common, vulgar, weak, licentious crowd.

Then tell me, Maria, why I see her dancing there,

why her smoldering eyes still scorch my soul.

I feel her, I see her,

the sun caught in her raven hair

is blazing in me out of all control.

Like FIRE!


This fire in my skin.

This burning desire

is turning me to SIN!

It's not my fault!

I'm not to blame!

It is the gypsy girl, the witch who sent this flame!

It's not my fault!

If, in God's plan,

he made the Devil so much stronger than a man!

Protect me, Maria.

Don't let this siren cast her spell,

don't let her fire sear my flesh and bone!

Destroy Esmeralda,

and let her taste the fires of Hell,

or else let her be mine and mine alone! [the door opens]

Guard: [speaking] Minister Frollo, the gypsy has escaped!

Frollo: [speaking] WHAT?!

Guard: [speaking] She's nowhere in the cathedral. She's gone.

Frollo: [speaking] But how did ... Never mind. Get out, idiot! I'll find her, I'll find her if I have to burn down all of Paris! [singing] Hellfire, dark fire!

Now gypsy, it's your turn.

Choose me or your pyre.

Be mine or you will burn!

God have mercy on her.

God have mercy on me.

But she will be mine or SHE! WILL! BURN!!!


Hellfire is the only song besides The World's Greatest Criminal Mind and Gaston (song) to have a period of talking in the middle, excluding Be Prepared, most of which is spoken.

Hellfire is widely regarded to be one of Disney's best villain songs though the overt satanic themes received criticism from parents.

It was ranked first in Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Villain Songs.