Take the
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Lyrics


Won't you stop and take
A little time out with me
Just take five
Stop your busy day
And take the time out
To see if I'm alive

Though I'm going out of my way
Just so I can pass by each day
Not a single word do we say
It's a pantomime and not a play

Still, I know our eyes often meet
I feel tingles down to my feet
When you smile, that's much too discreet
Sends me on my way

Wouldn't it be better
Not to be so polite
You could offer a light
Start a little conversation now
It's alright, just take five
Just take five

Though I'm going out of my way
Just so I can pass by each day
Not a single word do we say
It's a pantomime and not a play

Still, I know our eyes often meet
I feel tingles down to my feet
When you smile, that's much too discreet
Sends me on my way

Wouldn't it be better
Not to be so polite
You could offer a light
Start a little conversation now
It's alright, just take five
Just take five

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Comments from YouTube:

simon

dislikes are from people that play in 4/4

Bev Wood

@Marty G Hi Marty - The first part - (before eventually going int 4/4) is as another contributor - njorogemaina
states: 9/8 - grouped as 2 -2- 2- 3. (The 8 just tells you which note value is used for each of the 9 pulses or "little" beats. (9/8 is generally 3 triplet beats; Dave Brubeck`s grouping brings out an interesting - uneven time pattern. Holst, for example used 7/8 in his "Perfect Fool" work for orchestra.

Theo Cruz

Lars Ulrich and Phil Rudd were the first to dislike.

Marcelo Xavier

hahahahaahhaha

Brad Miklosovic

Hey! I only play in 4/4 (Of course, I'm not much of a musician) which is one reason I love this album

Thomas Windle

i never heard anyone say lets take 4.

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LrngMn

Found an original album, virtually unplayed, at Goodwill for a buck. Made my little jazz heart dance.

frank martinez

@Mamakatster Same here from the first to the fourth..discs..later CD's and videos...yet have first..and yet fit to play...The Qt. played Los Angeles areas, small and large clubs..San Francisco also..

Pamela Braden

I love this album. Dave Brubeck was introduced to me by my mother (RIP). The first jazz that I really appreciated was Brubeck and I was about 8 years old. I bought this album when I was in high school back in the early 70's. I grew up on Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Turrentine, Chick Corea, and too many others to mention. I am so grateful to my mom for turning me on to great jazz!

outlaw312

Found a mint condition re-issue online for 5 euro's around the corner. It plays so smooth!!

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