Change Partners

Must you dance every dance with the same fortunate man?You have danced with him since the music began.Won’t you change partners and dance with me?Must you dance quite so close with your lips touching his face?Can’t you seeI’m longing to be in his place?Won’t you change partners and dance with […]


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Early Autumn

When an early autumn walks the land and chills the breezeand touches with her hand the summer trees,perhaps you’ll understand what memories I own.There’s a dance pavilion in the rain all shuttered down,a winding country lane all russet brown,a frosty window pane shows me a town grown lonely.That spring of […]


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Dancing On The Ceiling (He Dances On My Ceiling)

The world is lyricalBecause a miracleHas brought my lover to meThough she’s some other place, her face I seeAt night I creep in bedAnd never sleep in bedBut look above in the airAnd to my greatest joy, my love is thereShe dances overheadOn the ceiling near my bedIn my sightAll […]


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Black Coffee

I’m feeling mighty lonesomeHaven’t slept a winkI walk the floor and watch the doorAnd in between I drinkBlack CoffeeLove’s a hand me down brewI’ll never know a SundayIn this weekday room I’m talking to the shadows1 o’clock to 4And Lord, how slow the moments goWhen all I do is pourBlack […]


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Blue Skies

I was blue, just as blue as I could beEv’ry day was a cloudy day for meThen good luck came a-knocking at my doorSkies were gray but they’re not gray anymore Blue skiesSmiling at meNothing but blue skiesDo I see BluebirdsSinging a songNothing but bluebirdsAll day long Never saw the […]


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Blue Room

We’ll have a blue roomA new room for two roomWhere ev’ry day’s a holidayBecause you’re married to me. Not like a ballroomA small room, A hall roomWhere I can smoke my pipe awayWith your wee head upon my knee. We will thrive on, keep alive onJust nothing but kissesWith Mister […]


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Every Time We Say Goodbye

Everytime we say goodbye, I die a little,Everytime we say goodbye, I wonder why a little,Why the Gods above me, who must be in the know.Think so little of me, they allow you to go.When you’re near, there’s such an air of spring about it,I can hear a lark somewhere, […]


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Blue Moon

Blue MoonYou saw me standing aloneWithout a dream in my heartWithout a love of my ownBlue MoonYou know just what I was there forYou heard me saying a prayer forSomeone I really could care for And then there suddenly appeared before meThe only one my arms will holdI heard somebody […]


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All By Myself

I’m so unhappyWhat’ll I do?I long for somebody whoWill sympathize with meI’m growing so tired of living aloneI lie awake all night and cryNobody loves meThat’s why All by myself in the morningAll by myself in the night I sit alone with a table and a chairSo unhappy therePlaying solitaire […]


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Bess, You Is My Woman Now

Porgy:Bess, you is my woman now,you is, you is!An’ you mus’ laugh an’ sing an’ dancefor two instead of one.Want no wrinkle on yo’ brow,Nohow,Because de sorrow of de past is all done doneOh, Bess, my Bess! Bess:Porgy, I’s yo’ woman now,I is, I is!An’ I ain’t never goin’ nowhere […]


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As Long As I Live

Maybe I can’t live to love you as long as I want to.Life isn’t long enough baby, but I can love you as long as I live. Maybe I can’t give you diamonds and things like I want to,But I can promise you, baby, I’m gonna want to as long […]


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Always

I’ll be loving you AlwaysWith a love that’s true Always.When the things you’ve plannedNeed a helping hand,I will understand Always. Always. Days may not be fair Always,That’s when I’ll be there Always.Not for just an hour,Not for just a day,Not for just a year,But Always. I’ll be loving you, oh […]


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Get Thee Behind Me Satan

Get thee behind me, SatanI want to resistBut the moon is low and I can’t say "No"Get thee behind me Get thee behind me, SatanI mustn’t be kissedBut the moon is low and I may let goGet thee behind me Someone I’m mad aboutIs waiting in the night for meSomeone […]


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Frosty The Snowman

Frosty the Snowman Was a jolly happy soul With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coalFrosty the Snowman Is a fairytale they say He was made of snow But the children know How he came to life one dayThere must have been some […]


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