Begin the Beguine

This is ‘Begin the Beguine (1940), by Cole Porter and George Gershwin. ‘Twas written by George Gershwin and Robert Honeysucker in 1935.

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

I thought, at first, of posting something a bit more pop, mainstream, etc., but then I assumed eh, so will pert near everyone else. I truly hope the Donald ultimately wins in the election or we’re all in the trouble.


9 thoughts on “Begin the Beguine

      1. larry trasciatti says:

        I often listen to pop, mainstream etc. The Beatles (and ’60’s in general) have always been me very favorites but often we need a change. Things I hear today aren’t worth bothering with? Have you ever noticed a problem with viruses on my page. ? I got that complaint recently but I can’t figure out why


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