The Continental: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Beautiful music
Dangerous rhythm
It’s something daring, the Continental
A way of dancing that’s really ultra new
It’s very subtle, the Continental
Because it does what you want it to do
It has a passion, the Continental
An invitation to moonlight and romance
It’s quite the fashion, the Continental
Because you tell of your love while you dance
Your lips whisper so tenderly
His eyes answer your song
Two bodies swaying, the Continental,
And you are saying just what you’re thinking of
So, keep on dancing the Continental
For it’s a song of romance and of love
You kiss while you’re dancing
It’s continental, oh oh oh, it’s continental
You sing while you’re dancing
Your voice is gentle, oh oh oh, and sentimental
You’ll know before the dance is through
That you’re in love with him and he’s in love with you
You’ll find while you’re dancing
That there’s a rhythm in your heart and soul,
A certain rhythm that you can’t control
And you will do the Continental all the time
Beautiful music
Dangerous rhythm
Beautiful music
Dangerous rhythm
The Continental

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers – The Continental, The Gay Divorcee, 1934

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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