Shall We Dance?

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Shall We Dance?

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

After pulling off a successful dinner for the visiting English, Anna and the King share a celebratory moment. As she describes a woman’s perspective at a dance, he observes carefully, and they gingerly attempt to dance together. Soon, they cast off all inhibition and sweep the dance floor in a gloriously unbridled polka.

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“Shall We Dance?” LYRICS

Anna:
We’ve just been introduced,
I do not know you well;
But when the music started,
Something drew me to your side.

So many men and girls
Are in each other’s arms—
It made me think we might be
Similarly occupied.

Shall we dance?
On a bright cloud of music
Shall we fly?

Shall we dance?
Shall we then say good night
And mean goodbye?

Or perchance
When the last little star
Has left the sky,

Shall we still be together
With our arms around each other
And shall you be my new romance?

On the clear understanding
That this kind of thing can happen,
Shall we dance?
Shall we dance?
Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

King:
One, two, three, and

Anna:
On a bright cloud of music
Shall we fly?

King:
One, two, three, and

Anna:
Shall we dance?

King:
One, two, three, and

Anna:
Shall we then say good night
And mean goodbye?

King:
One, two, three, and

Or perchance,
When the last little star
Has leave the sky—

Anna:
Shall we still be together
With our arms around each other,
And shall you be my new

Both:
Romance?

Anna:
On the clear understanding
That this kind of thing can happen,

Both:
Shall we dance?
Shall we dance?
Shall we dance?