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”
Sammy Davis Jr.