Prime Artist: Unknown
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by: George Gershwin (b. Jacob Gershvin)
From the Show: For Goodness Sake 1922 (M)
I can dance the old gavotte;
I can shimmy, I can trot.
I can even do the Scot-
Tish Highland Fling.
Jig and minuet appeal
And the old Virginia Reel
Oh! I dance them all with zeal.
It's joy they bring.
Ev'ry dancing step I've heard of I have got down pat;
Yet I keep on being so wild about dancing that-
I want to learn a new step ev'ry day.
I want to do the two-step a different way.
The old-fashioned waltz entrances-
And I love all the modern dances.
And yet I want to learn a new step ev'ry day,
For nothing makes me half so gay,
I'll build a staircase to Paradise,
With a new step ev'ry day.
[Note: This song when heard by B.G. Buddy DeSylva, who when refering to the
last lines led to the next song for "George White's Scandels Of 1922"]
Contributed by Carlene Bogle