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Begin the Beguine
Frank Sinatra 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 © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Memory Lane Music Group (Domestic)
Written by: COLE PORTER

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Jay Igaboo

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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

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 come 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 let the love that was once a fire remain an ember

Choyce Wellington

This is early Sinatra - 40's...as a pure, elegant singer first, which he certainly was - the phenomenon of his time. His technique then, was so different -  BEFORE he grew, as his voice changed...and became a premier phrase master/singing actor, later in the 50's.

Graciela Mora Padilla

Me encanta y como pronuncia cada palabra

Phillip Riggins

Very nice and relaxing song, thanks for sharing! My wife and I are listening to it in our backyard during this pandemic 2020.
Hope everyone is staying safe

nelia rios

I’m from Brasil listening from my backyard. Stay safe.

Nabilah Halid

Have been listening to standard jazz for several years now, and this one song really captured me, it brings out so many emotions that I did not know to have been resided in me, I want to cry and dance at the same time!

Mohamad Idris Ismail

Wow, an Indonesian listening to standard Jazz. Good to know that I'm not alone in SEA.

Jay Igaboo

Nabila Halid:
" I want to cry and dance at the same time!" So what's stopping you?
Just do it!
I have to say, though if you were flying around the floor doing that most sophisticated of dances (the slow foxtrot) to this, it would be so enjoyable it would be impossible to cry!
I have danced to it,, and it's impossible not to smile after a few steps!
( Unlike yourself,I never "got" Sinatra until I started doing Ballroom and Latin)
:-)

Barrie Moore

My Mom and My Favorite song .... one of them !

ggregg

What a fantastic song! Genius.

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