Who Sang Begin The Beguine? Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1953
Genre: Jazz
Style: Post Bop/Swing
length: 3:12
piano: Oscar Peterson
guitar: Barney Kessel
bass: Ray Brown
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 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
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, please make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you
Till you whisper to me once more, "Darling, I love you"
Then we suddenly know what heaven we're in
When they begin the, begin the, begin the beguine

When they begin the, begin the, begin the beguine
When they begin the beguine

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 What Is This Thing Called Love
  • 2 Begin The Beguine
  • 3 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 4 Love For Sale
  • 5 Let's Do It
  • 6 I Love You
  • 7 So Near And Yet So Far
  • 8 Just One Of Those Things
  • 9 In The Still Of The Night
  • 10 Night And Day
  • 11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 12 Anything Goes

  • Release information
    label: Clef Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl