Ten Cents a Dance Lyrics - Kim Criswell

Kim Criswell The Lorelei cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-5-11
length: 3:48
conductor: John McGlinn
orchestra: London Sinfonietta
soprano vocals: Kim Criswell
lyricist: Lorenz Hart
composer: Richard Rodgers
Ten cents a dance, that's what they pay me
Gosh, how they weigh me down
Ten cents a dance, pansies and rough guys
Tough guys who tear my gown

Seven to midnight I hear drums
Loudly the saxophone blows
Trumpets are tearing my eardrums
Customers crush my toes

Sometimes I think I've found my hero
But it's a queer romance
All that you need is a ticket
Come on, big boy, ten cents a dance!

CD 1
  • 1 Give Him the Oo-la-la
  • 2 He's a Right Guy
  • 3 It Never Entered My Mind
  • 4 Johnny One Note
  • 5 You and the Night and the Music
  • 6 The Saga of Jenny
  • 7 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 8 The Leader of a Big-Time Band
  • 9 In the Heart of the Dark
  • 10 The Lorelei
  • 11 Dream With Me
  • 12 I Love Paris
  • 13 Katie Went to Haiti
  • 14 Let's Go West Again
  • 15 Ten Cents a Dance
  • 16 I Got Rhythm