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Begin the Beguine
Artie Shaw Lyrics

When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender,
It brings back a night of tropical splendor,
It brings back a memory ever green.

I'm with you once more under the stars,
And down by the shore an orchestra's playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
When they begin the beguine.

To live it again is past all endeavor,
Except when that tune clutches my heart,
And there we are, swearing to love forever,
And promising never, never to part.

What moments divine, what rapture serene,
Till clouds came along to disperse the joys we had tasted,
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted,
I know but too well what they mean;

So don't let them begin the beguine
Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember;
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember
When they begin the beguine.

Oh yes, let them begin the beguine, make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you,
Till you whisper to me once more,
"Darling, I love you!"
And we suddenly know, what heaven we're in,
When they begin the beguine

Lyrics © Memory Lane Music Group (Domestic), Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: COLE PORTER

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Glenn Gallup

Mom said when this came on the radio I’d pull myself up on the side of my playpen and dance. 80 now and im still dancing.

Salvo Jazz

God Bless You, Mr. Glenn Gallup

warsat dugomier

J ai 83 ans et j aime toujours autant tous ces succès


How sweet 🥰

edward wajsbrem

...and I'm 75 and still dancing...

kathie c

@Mr39036ce Broadway Melody of 1940

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Jen Mchugh

We had this played at my mums funeral today. She was 91 and he was my dad's hero. Goodnight Peggy❤️

Garron Martin

We played this at My Mum's funeral too back in 2012, together with 'I'm A Stranger In Paradise'. Long Live in our Hearts the great people-never forgotten for without them, we would be nothing. Tremendous Strength to you.


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Goddess Graceful

God Bless you, Jen🙌🏼💖🙏🏼

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