Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Begin the Beguine

1935 Cole Porter

Introduced in the Broadway musical ‘Jubilee’

In 1938 Artie Shaw’s recording was one of his first big hits.

(The Beguine is a type of dance-similare to rumba)

“When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender,
It brings back a night of tropical splendor,
It brings back a memory ever green.
I’m with you once more under the stars,
And down by the shore an orchestra’s playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying”

Favorite Recordings

Ella Fitzgerald

Artie Shaw

Julio Iglesias

Sammy Davis Jr.