Begin the Beguine
Artist: Cole Porter
Artie Shaw had a fantastic "swing" hit with it in 1938 (Instrumental)
Originally in Porter's stage show JUBILEE, and later in
"Broadway melody of 1940".

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.

Iím with you once more under the stars,
And down by the shore an orchestraís 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 donít let them begin the beguine

(Excessively Long Interlude)

So donít 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 weíre in,
When they begin the beguine

Back to Easy Listening with The Duchess
Track Names: " BEGIN THE BEGUINE " this tune uses Norton Music's #BEGUINE style Orchestration & midi prep by MEL WEBB Bass / Acoustic bass Piano / Acoustic Melody / Clarinet Solo / Trumpet Guitar / Nylon string Guitar / Acoustic string Drums / Wire brush All instr./Roland Sound Canvas Freely distrib. / GMidi type 1 DO NOT attempt to sell this copyright tune Contact MEL68@AOL.COM Run time 5:58 / LATIN July 7 / 97