Prime Artist:              Unknown
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)

From:                      1919
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