Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
The Fleet's In, (1942)
Johnny Mercer (w), Victor Schertzinger (m)
Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
1942
Johnny Mercer (w)
Victor Schertzinger (m)
The Fleet's In
VERSE
Life was so peaceful at the laundry,
Life was so calm and serene,
Life was tres gay
Till that unlucky day
I happened to read that magazine.
Why did I read that advertisement
Where it said,
"Since I rumba, Jim thinks I'm sublime"?
Why oh why
Did I ever try?
I didn't have the talent,
I didn't have the money,
And teacher did not have the time!
REFRAIN
Arthur Murray
Taught me dancing
In a hurry;
I had a week to spare.
He showed me the groundwork.
The walk-around work,
And told me to take it from there.
Arthur Murray
Then advised me
Not to worry;
It would come out all right.
To my way of thinkin',
It came out stinkin'-
I don't know my left from my right.
The people around me can all sing
"A-one and a-two and a-three";
But any resemblance to waltzing
Is just coincidental with me.
'Cause Arthur Murray
Taught me dancing
In a hurry,
And so I take a chance.
To me it resembles
The nine-day trembles,
But he guarantees it's a dance.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
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Helen O'ConnellCapitol1408
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03/05/1942Red NorvoColumbia36557CO32565
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1942The Fleet's Infilmfilm originalintroduced
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