Moments of the Dance
|Moments of the Dance (1918)
|Song from the musical Head over Heels.|
- Oh dancing is a tonic
- That sets you all aglow
- Like bubbles of carbonic
- When wine begins to flow
- and once the dance you've started
- it's hard for you to stop
- you spin 'round turning o'er the ground
- just like a human top
- So let yourself just go.
- You know when you hear the strain
- You can't refrain
- Faster and faster as each step you master
- in the moments of the dance
- You get much closer and closer your fondness to show, sir,
- for the moments of the dance,
- Then slyly and wily your cheeks touch shyly
- by the merest of chance
- dearest lets dance
- Old steps or new steps don't matter you see,
- When you dance a few steps with me.
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