Shall We Dance
Cassandra Wilson Lyrics

Drop that long face
Come on, have your fling
Why keep nursing the blues?
If you want this old world on a string
Put on your dancing shoes
Stop wasting time
Put on your dancing shoes
Watch your spirits climb

Shall we dance, or keep on moping?
Shall we dance and walk on air?
Shall we give in to despair?
Or shall we dance with never a care?
Life is short, we're growing older
Don't you be an also-ran
You'd better dance, little lady
Dance, little man
Dance whenever you can

Written by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii

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Michael Hayes

I might actually learn to play music again just to play along with her recordings. That's called creating hope.


Woke up this morning with this song on my mind, and after watching Yul and Deborah dance which was wonderful, btw, I was amazed at how few artists had recorded this.
I love this and Jody Sandhaus', and both were difficult to find for some reason.
I had forgotten what a fabulous musician and singer Cassandra is and I LOVE her note choices in her second pass through the melody here so most likely I'll be listening to this for DAYS as they say❤


Lovely song, She is fabulous !

Kimberly Murray

Improvisation is the greatest joy of jazz.

Willie Jordan

I love the arrangement of this tune and Cass sings it wonderfully.


She's a fantastic musician and has done interesting interviews.

Raul Richards

So Cool and Sweet.♫♪♫ Music for The Heart & Soul. ♥

Alberta Alexandre

You give me hope that I can still dance


On a bright cloud of music ... Nice.


ache voice.. await in Lviv from love

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