I Won't DanceWords & Music by Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh & Jerome Kern
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1957
From the musical "Roberta"
C Em7 Am7 G I won't dance, don't ask me. C Em7 Am7 G I won't dance, don't ask me. C CM7 Dm7 G7 C C/B A7 I won't dance, madame, with you. Gdim F Fm Gdim G C Em F G7 My heart won't let me do things they should do. C Em7 Am7 G You know what? You're lovely. C Em7 Am7 G You know what? You're lovely. C CM7 Dm7 G7 C C/B A7 But, oh what you do to me. Fdim F Fm Fdim G C C/B A7 I'm like an ocean wave that's bumped on the shore; Fdim F Fm Fdim G C C - Am7 - Bb7 - C I feel so absolutely stumped on the floor. Bridge: G# G#9 G# G#7 When you dance, you're charming and you're gentle, C# C#9 C# C#7 'Specially when you do the Continental. B B7 C7 But this feeling isn't purely mental, Bm7-5 E7 Am7 Cdim FM7 G7 For heaven rest us, I'm not as - bes - tos. G Am7 D9 And that's why C Em7 Am7 G I won't dance, why should I? C Em7 Am7 G I won't dance, how could I? C Em7 Am7 G C C/B A7 I won't dance, Merci beaucoup. Gdim F Fm Fdim G C C/B A7 I know that music leads the way to romance, Gdim FM7 Cdim Dm7 Fdim C So if I hold you in my arms, I won't dance.
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