Begin the Beguine Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 21 in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
release date: 1956
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length: 3:38

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,
'Til 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,
'Til you whisper to me once more,
Darling, I love you!

And we suddenly know What heaven we`re in,
When they begin the beguine

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Track Listing

  • 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
  • 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