Begin the Beguine Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Cole Porter
album: Track in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
release date: 1956
popularity : 25 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Stage & Screen
styles: Soundtrack/Score/Musical/Swing/Easy Listening
length: 3:39
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Buddy Bregman
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
conductor: Buddy Bregman
composer: Cole Porter
lyricist: Cole Porter

Cover Art

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book cover art
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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 ever green

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

What moments divine, what rapture serene
'Till 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
'Till 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
When they begin the beguine


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All Through the Night
  • 2 Anything Goes
  • 3 Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today)
  • 4 Too Darn Hot
  • 5 In the Still of the Night
  • 6 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 7 Do I Love You?
  • 8 I'm Always True to You in My Fashion
  • 9 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  • 10 Just One of Those Things
  • 11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 12 All of You
  • 13 Begin the Beguine
  • 14 Get Out of Town
  • 15 I Am in Love
  • 16 From This Moment On
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 I Love Paris
  • 2 You Do Something to Me
  • 3 Ridin' High
  • 4 Easy to Love
  • 5 It's All Right With Me
  • 6 Why Can't You Behave?
  • 7 What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • 8 You're the Top
  • 9 Love for Sale
  • 10 It's Delovely
  • 11 Night and Day
  • 12 Ace in the Hole
  • 13 So in Love
  • 14 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 15 I Concentrate on You
  • 16 Don't Fence Me In