Begin the beguine

Begin The Beguine  by Cole Porter

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 and orchestras’re 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 raptures 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, till 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