Stars Classic

Friday, March 2, 2012

Begin the Beguine/Buana Sera - Xavier Cugat/Artie Shaw/Django Reinhardt/Frank Sinatra/Charlie Parker/Ella Fitzgerald/The Andrews Sisters & Glenn Miller/Fred Astaire & Eleanor Powell/Carlos Ramirez/Pete Townshend/Tom Jones/Julio Iglesias/The Bad Manners/Engelbert Humperdinck/Dionne Warwick

Begin the Beguine
Cole Porter; songwriter
When they begin the beguine,
It brings back the sound of music so tender
It brings back a night of tropical splendor
It brings back a memory evergreen

I'm with you once more under the stars
And down by the shore, an orchestra's playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
When they begin the beguine

To live it again is past all endeavor
Except when that tune clutches my heart
And there we are swearing to love forever
And promising never, never to part

A moments divine what rapture serene to clouds came along
To disperse the joys we had tasted
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted
I know but too well what they mean

So don't let them begin the beguine
Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember
When they begin the beguine

Oh, yes, let them begin the beguine
Make them play til the stars that were there before return above you
Till you whisper to me once more, darling, I love you
And we suddenly know what heaven we're in
When they begin the beguine

Deanna Durbin sung in the film "The Shining Future"

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