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I Won't Dance
Composer
Otto Harbach, Dorothy Fields
Lyricist
Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Oscar Hammerstein II
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November, 1956
Recording
1956
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"I Won't Dance" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1956 Capitol album A Swingin' Affair!.

Sinatra rerecorded this song under Reprise in 1962 album featuring Count Basie's Orchestra, Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First. This rendition was slightly longer than the original Nelson Riddle cut. This song was also, but not commonly, use in various Sinatra concerts and can be found on the live albums, Sinatra Saga and Sinatra ’57.

Lyrics Edit

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 things that they should do
You know what?, you're lovely
You know what?, you're so lovely
And, 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
When you dance, you're charming and you're gentle
'specially when you do the Continental
But this feeling isn't purely mental
For, heaven rest us, I am not asbestos
and that's why
I won't dance, why should I?
I won't dance, how could I?
I won't dance, merci beaucoup
I know that music leads the way to romance,
So if I hold you in arms I won't dance
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 me feet do things that they want to do
You know what?, you're lovely,
Ring-a-ding-ding, you're lovely
And, 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
When you dance, you're charming and you're gentle
'specially when you do the Continental
But this feeling isn't purely mental
For, heaven rest us, I am not asbestos
and that's why
I won't dance, I won't dance
I won't dance, merci beaucoup
I know that music leads the way to romance
So if I hold you in arms I won't dance!!

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