Ballerina
Vaughn Monroe Lyrics


Dance, ballerina, dance
And do your pirouette in rhythm with your achin' heart
Dance, ballerina, dance
You mustn't once forget a dancer has to dance the part

Whirl, ballerina, whirl
And just ignore the chair that's empty in the second row
This is your moment, girl
Although he's not out there applauding as you steal the show
Once, you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn

And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So, on with your career, you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As 'round and 'round you go
So, ballerina, dance
Dance, dance

Once, you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn

And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So, on with your career, you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As 'round and 'round you go
So, ballerina, dance
Dance, dance, dance, dance

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Written by: Carl Sigman, Bob Russell

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Comments from YouTube:

Sarah

My grandfather loved this song, and he'd always try to sing like vaughn. I miss him every day

Swingman 56

I still try to sing like Vaughn. It's not so easy, now that my pipes are 65 years old, lol.

George Daws

I can remember hearing this on radio when I was a kid in the 50's :)

Nastya Khanzhova

Such an amazing song. It was sampled in one of boogie belgique's songs and that's how I found it. I'm 27 and in love with this voice and the lyrics

AtomicGhost 77

This song makes me smile, this was on a record my grandfather had that was apart of a collection of 30s and 40s songs. He passed away years ago now but, i think he would appreciate the fact I love music like this if he was still alive today.

Restoration Archive

Wow. I'm a little kid again. This was one of my Mom's records, back in the day when stereos played 78s with a needle you flipped over.

Tony Cevallos

Wow! good old Vaughn Monroe sings like he's gonna burst a blood vessel!

Anna Conley

I begged my dad to play this song for me on his old Victrola in the early 70’s. He always would.

Steve Sizemore

My dad told me this was the first record he ever bought as a kid. Good to hear the original of the song he sang in the car

andrea smith

I had to look this song up as its mentioned in a book I found in a pile of donations, Senior Summer by CG Lumbard. I don't know why I decided to read it but its interesting. Odd to think of college students listening to this kind of music. Culture was so different.

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