The Little Shoemaker
The Gaylords Lyrics


Tap, tap, stitch and tap
Making a pair of shoes
Lei scarpini de bailar, bailar
Bailaremos tutusi
Lei scarpini de bailar, bailar
Bailaremos con cosí

In the shoemaker's shop this refrain would never stop
As he tapped away, working all the day
At his bench, there was he, just as busy as a bee
Little time to lose for the boots and shoes
But his heart went pop inside the little shop
When a lovely girl set them all a-whirl
She had come to choose some pretty dancing shoes
And he heard her say in a charming way

Shoes to set my feet a-dancing, dancing
Dancing, dancing all the day
Shoes to set my feet a-dancing, dancing
Dancing all my cares away

Then he tapped and he stitched for his fingers were bewitched
Then he sewed a dream into every seam
Making shoes, oh, so neat just like magic on her feet
And he hoped she'd know that he loved her so
But she danced, danced, danced as though she were entranced
Like a spinning top all around the shop
On her dainty feet she whirled into the street
And he heard her say as she danced away

Lei scarpini de bailar, bailar
Bailaremos tutusi
Lei scarpini de bailar, bailar
Bailaremos con cosí
Shoes to set my feet a-dancing, dancing
Dancing all my cares away
All my cares away

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Francis Lemarque, Geoffrey Parsons, James John Phillips, Rudi Revil

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Comments from YouTube:

Seventh Mist

My brother and I played this song in our grandparents' basement on their old Philco 78 rpm turntable when we were kids in the 60s.  What a great memory.

Lilian Gardner

Same here.

Sara Grant

So many thanks for the " Little shoemaker"! It was my first song I remember my father taught me and I used to perform it singing and dancing as a very little girl (about 3yrs old perhaps!)on the family gatherings, lol! Nostalgic and magic! Cheers!

Andrea Everson

I wore this record out. My mom would play it all the time.

John Smith

When I was small (about 6-7 years old) I remember hearing this song on the radio along with other music that was before rock and roll. Loved it.

Lee Bondy

I don't remember what year this song came but u knoe it in the early 50's. I was about 5 or 6. I kept playing it over and over till i couldn't sing anymore. I think i wore my vocal chords out.

Jennie Anderson

What wonderful memories this little song brings back!!! I remember dancing all around our playroom, to it!!! 💃🏽✨✨✨

James Frisco

I REMEMBER THIS SONG IN THE EARLY 60'S AND THE REST OF THE ALBUM WAS JUST AS GREAT !!! I WAS AROUND 7 YEARS OLD THAN !!!

Jorge Mario Rodas

A song I always liked in my childhood. Very good to hear it again, now I found it by chance, as I did not remember its title.

Allen Murray

I love this cool little song.

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