The Continental

 

Lyrics by:  Herb Magidson

Music by:  Con Conrad

Arranged By:  George Siravo

From the Album:  The Voice

From the Film:  The Gay Divorcee  (1934)

Label:  Columbia Records

Recorded:  April 24, 1950

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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

 

You kiss while you're dancing

It's continental, ooh, it's continental

You sing while you're dancing

Your voice is gentle and so sentimental

 

You'll know before the dance is through

That you're in love with her and she's in love with you

You'll find while you're dancin'

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

 

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You'll find while you're dancin'

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

 

The Continental!