Who Sang I Won’t Dance? Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Again cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957-10-11
length: 4:47
membranophone: Louie Bellson
guitar: Herb Ellis
piano: Oscar Peterson
trumpet: Louis Armstrong
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
double bass: Ray Brown
drums (drum set): Louie Bellson
composer: Jerome Kern
lyricist: Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
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 should do

You know what, you're lovely you know what, you're so lovely
And you know 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
Especially when you do the Continental
But this feeling isn't purely mental
For heaven rest us, I'm 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 beau coup

I know
That music lead 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 so lovely, ring a ding-ding, you're lovely
And you know 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
Especially when you do the Continental
But this feeling isn't purely mental
For heaven rest us, I'm not asbestos
And that's why I won't dance,
I won't dance

I won't dance, Merci beau coup
I know that music leads the way to romance

So if I hold
You in arms I won't dance

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don’t Be That Way
  • 2 Makin’ Whoopee
  • 3 They All Laughed
  • 4 Comes Love
  • 5 Autumn in New York
  • 6 Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)
  • 7 Stompin’ at the Savoy
  • 8 I Won’t Dance
  • 9 Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 2 These Foolish Things
  • 3 I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 4 Willow Weep for Me
  • 5 I’m Puttin’ My Eggs in One Basket
  • 6 A Fine Romance
  • 7 Ill Wind
  • 8 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 9 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 10 Learnin’ the Blues