Track Title:               I Won't Dance
Album Title:               Complete Reprise Recordings, disc 5
Prime Artist:              Ginger Rogers

Arranger:                  Neal Hefti
Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Lyrics by:                 Dorothy Fields
Lyrics by:                 Otto Harbach     (b. Otto Abels Hauerbach)

Lyrics by:                 Jimmy McHugh
Vocal:                     Fred Astaire
Orchestra:                 Count Basie (William)
From the Film:             Roberta  1935 (M)


Lyrics:
"The lyrics were first written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach for the London musical "Three
Sisters", which premiered
in 1934.  Then when RKO released the screen version in March of 1935, Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
changed the lyrics of the song, only keeping the title which Oscar Hammerstein II originated."

[she]
Think of what you're losing
By constantly refusing to dance with me.
You'd be the idol of France with me!

And yet you stand there and shake
Your foolish head dramatic'lly.
While I wait here so ecstatic'lly
You just look and say emphatic'lly
Not this season!  There's a reason!

[he]
I won't dance!  Don't ask me;
I won't dance!  Don't ask me;
I won't dance, Madame, with you.
My heart won't let my feet do the things they should do!
You know what?  You're lovely,

[she]
And so what?  I'm lovely!

[he]
But oh!  What you do to me!
I'm like an ocean wave that's bumped on the shore;
I feel so absolutely stumped on the floor!

[she]
When you dance you're charming and you're gentle!
'Spec'lly when you do the "Continental".

[he]
But this feeling isn't purely mental;
For heaven rest us, I'm not asbestos.
I won't dance!  Why should I!
I won't dance!  How could I?
I won't dance!  Merci beau coup!
I know that music leads the way to romance:
So if I hold you in my arms I won't dance!
Contributed by Carlene Bogle
{Piscescar9@cs.com}


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