Blue Tango
Ray Martin and His Orchestra Lyrics


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Here am I with you in a world of blue
And we're dancing to the tango we loved when first we met
While the music plays, we recall the days
When our love was a tune that we couldn't soon forget
As I kiss your cheek, we don't have to speak
The violins, like a choir, express the desire
We used to know not long ago
So just hold me tight in your arms tonight




Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ray Martin Orchestra's song Blue Tango are about a couple dancing to a tango that they loved when they first met. The singer describes being in a world of blue with the person they love and as they dance, they are transported back to the early days of their relationship when their love was like a tune they couldn't forget. The music reminds them of the desire they used to share and the violins express this feeling in a way that words cannot. As the couple dances, they don't need to speak, they simply hold each other tight and remember the love they once had.


The song is a nostalgic tribute to a love that has endured the test of time. It captures the feeling of being transported back to a special moment with someone you love through the power of music. The tango itself is a dance that is often associated with passion and desire, and the lyrics reflect this by describing the music as expressing the desire the couple used to feel. The violins, in particular, are used to evoke this feeling and create a sense of longing and romance.


Line by Line Meaning

Here am I with you in a world of blue
I am here with you, surrounded by a feeling of sadness and melancholy.


And we're dancing to the tango we loved when first we met
Together we are dancing to the tango that we both cherished when we first fell in love.


While the music plays, we recall the days
As the music plays, we remember the past, the moments we shared together and how we felt.


When our love was a tune that we couldn't soon forget
Our love was so beautiful that it was like a melody we couldn't forget easily.


As I kiss your cheek, we don't have to speak
As I gently kiss your cheek, we both know that words are not necessary for us to express our love.


The violins, like a choir, express the desire
The sound of the violins is like a choir singing, and it expresses the strong desire we once had for each other.


We used to know not long ago
Not so long ago, we knew how we felt about each other, and our love was pure and strong.


So just hold me tight in your arms tonight
Tonight, all we need is to hold each other tight, to feel the warmth of our love and to cherish this moment forever.




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Comments from YouTube:

@CalLatMan

Beautiful music will remain forever so.

@alancrompton7114

Fantastic. We will never see this era of music ever again! Beautiful to dance to.

@alanfox7312

Keith skues used to play lots of orchestra music on his Sunday night radio show in bbc Eastern countries

@shirleypete1956

One of the first records I bought, brings back memories.

@daviddawber1111

The original by Leroy Anderson was just too early to chart in UK as the first official chart was, as stated above, in November 1952. Leroy's version was his biggest-selling single and made no. 1 in US in early 1952.

@johnford3825

I have an original 78 rpm record of this recording.

@tarquin4592

Shame that younger generations will never get to hear wonderful melodious music such as this, instead of the garbage inflicted on them today.

@mirkoschunke1211

our music is 100 better then this old shit you sucker

@afterlee

The best version of the best interpretation of the best dance ever! Just sayin'!

@haydnmoore6787

afterlee, i agree with you entirely, but thanks too to Leroy Anderson for writing it. Another masterpiece. Haydn Moore

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