Begin the Beguine
The Flamingos 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, please make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you
Till you whisper to me once more, "Darling, I love you"
Then we suddenly know what heaven we're in
When they begin the, begin the, begin the beguine

When they begin the, begin the, begin the beguine
When they begin the beguine

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

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Hesus Colon

1972 I expressed my feelings to a beautiful lady 16 years my senior with this song she confused because my age took a chance and after 40 years together she had a stroke confined to Long term I'm there every day still listening to this beautiful song she is 80 now me 63 and still expressing that love I promised

MickTheQuickk

So many fine cuts on this classic album from 1959. Proud to have it in my collection.

SOUR SIXTEEN

im Crying because its sooo Beautiful 💘😍👑 thank you for uploading 👑

CalUni

Beautiful. Ghostly quality to it.

Zina Rodgers

I just love all the Flamingos songs. One of the amazing groups to ever perform.

Steve Riddle

A Latin Doo Wop Masterpiece!

Hesus Colon

This is a symbol of the best things in my life

Marcos Avila

Tommy Hunt nice baritone on that
one

Karen Cooke

Real music so moving❤️

Frank Glover

Some Of The Best Music Old School Like This

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