The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing

Words & Music by Irving Berlin
Recorded by Danny Kaye, 1954
From the movie "White Christmas"

E7   A     F#m  D9  E7    Bm7-5         A  F#m   D9
The best things    happen while you're dancing --

 E7               A        Cdim
Things you would not do at home

     D9       Edim     Bm7   Bm7-5    E7
Come naturally on the floor.

    Bm     F#7 Bm  E7    Cdim       Bm     F#7   Bm
For danc - ing    soon becomes ro - manc - ing,

 E7              D6          Fdim
When you hold a girl in your arms

      D9           E7  Fdim   A    D9   A   E7
That you've never held  be - fore.

A    D9  A    D9   A7  D9   A7
E - ven guys with two left feet 

Cdim  A  D9     A7 Cdim     A7  D9   A7
Come out al - right if the girl is sweet.
A  D9  F#m    Cdim  Gdim   Cdim   A7         A     AM7  A7
If by chance their cheeks should meet while danc - ing,

 E7     Cdim      A    F#m   D9     Bm7-5       A
Proving that the best things happen while you dance.

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