Who Sang Begin the Beguine? Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra

John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra Bing Crosby Sings Cole Porter Songs cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1949
Genre: Stage & Screen
Style: Score
Some other versions of "Begin the Beguine"

Lyrics
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.

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
10" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Begin the Beguine
  • 2 Night and Day
  • 3 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 4 Easy to Love
  • 5 Just One of Those Things
  • 6 I Love You
  • 7 Rosalie
  • 8 I Never Realized

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 10" Vinyl
    script: Latin