Who Sang Begin the Beguine? The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters The Andrews Sisters in Hi-Fi cover art

Some other versions of "Begin the Beguine"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Cole Porter
release date: 1956
genres: Hip Hop Jazz Pop
styles: Big Band/Doo Wop/Swing/Vocal
vocal: The Andrews Sisters
orchestra: Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender,
It brings back a night of tropical splendour,
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 endeavour,
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



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bei mir bist du schön (Means That You're Grand)
  • 2 Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)
  • 3 Rum and Coca-Cola
  • 4 Rancho Pillow
  • 5 Tulip Time
  • 6 Shoo-Shoo Baby
  • 7 Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
  • 8 Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)
  • 9 I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
  • 10 Ti-Pi-Tin
  • 11 Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food Mama)
  • 12 Aurora
  • 13 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • 14 Begin the Beguine
  • 15 Well All Right! (Tonight’s the Night)
  • 16 Ferry Boat Serenade

  • Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin