Moments of the Dance

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Moments of the Dance  (1918) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Edgar Allan Woolf (lyrics)
Song from the musical Head over Heels.
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

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

[Burthen]

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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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1948, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.