Who Sang Ballerina? Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. Nat King Cole Songbook cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004
length: 2:22
vocal: Sammy Davis Jr.
arranger: Claus Ogerman
Some other versions of "Ballerina"

Lyrics
Dance, ballerina, dance
And do your pirouette in rhythm with your achin' heart
Dance, ballerina, dance
You mustn't once forget a dancer has to dance the part
Whirl, ballerina, whirl
And just ignore the chair that's empty in the second row
This is your moment, girl
Although he's not out there applauding as you steal the show

Once you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn
And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So on with your career; you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As 'round and 'round you go
So, ballerina, dance
Dance, dance!

Whirl ballerina
Once you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn

And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So on with your career; you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As 'round and 'round you go
So ballerina, dance. Dance.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Rambling Rose
  • 2 Unforgettable
  • 3 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 4 Pretend
  • 5 Ballerina
  • 6 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 7 Smile
  • 8 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 9 Route 66
  • 10 For Sentimental Reasons
  • 11 Send for Me
  • 12 Sweet Lorraine
  • 13 The Christmas Song
  • 14 Mona Lisa / Too Young / Nature Boy

  • Release information
    label: Collectors’ Choice Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 617742045529
    script: Latin