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Begin the Beguine

Lyrics ,Music:Cole Porter

The song was publishe 1935.

June Knight first sang “Begin the Beguine”
and then danced to it with Charles Walters
in the 1935 Cole Porter musical Jubilee.
The song garnered little attention until Artie Shaw recorded
Jerry Gray’s arrangement of the tune in 1938.
Ironically, “Begin the Beguine” was recorded as the flip side of
“Indian Love Call” which was intended as the hit song by the
producer who objected to Shaw’s choice of the Porter composition.
In fact Shaw’s version, which sold in the millions
(the largest sale of any instrumental up to that time),
was so well-liked that audience insistence that he play it may well have
contributed to his decision to leave the music business.


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 of green

I'm with you once more
under the stars
and down by the shore
an orchestras 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

a moments divine
what rapture serene
to 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 dont 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
make them play
til the stars that were there before
return above you
till you whisper to me
once more darling I love you
and we suddenly know what heaven we're in
when they begin
the beguine

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra(Begin the Beguine)
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald(Begin the Beguine)
Ella Fitzgerald

Barbara Lea(Begin the Beguine)
Barbara Lea

The Andrews Sisters(Begin the Beguine)
The Andrews Sisters

Jo Stafford(Begin the Beguine)
Jo Stafford

Artie Shaw Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald

The Andrews Sisters & Glenn Miller Orchestra

Jo Stafford

Sheryl Crow

The Rocketeer Melora Hardin

Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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