If Swing Goes I Go Too

Written by: Fred Astaire

 

Iím all worried Iím upset
I just heard the worst news yet
Some old fogey wants to ration swing
Says your psyche wonít survive
If you dance to that jump and jive
I canít help it if I shout and sing
They can take away my breakfast
They can take away my lunch
But thereís just one thing
That they canít take
Thatís the rhythm of the swing band bunch
I like my music
And I like it high
If I try to shake it down
Then I just wanna die
Whatís this talk about waltzes
Taking the place of swing
I donít like waltzes
If they cancel my soap operas
Iíll make it through
They can take away most anything
But if swing goes I go too
Some think rappiní is racy
It makes them lose their minds
Me, Iíll stick with Basie
They can take away the polka
That dance Iíll never do
They can take away most anything
Anything and everything
But if swing goes I go too

Submitted by Katie

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