HE WAS DANCING

(W Duncan & R Watson)

 

 
I was walking on my way I was taking in the day
When I heard something that made me turn around
And over by the wall I saw a man so tall
He was tapping out a rhythm on the ground
He was dancing in the street shiny shoes upon his feet
People passing by would stop and stare
His legs were lean and long and the beat was loud and strong
He was dancing like he didn't have a care
 
He wore a bowler hat and his toes went rat-tat-tat
Dancing in the centre of the town
I watched him for a while and he made those people smile
As the flying feet went tapping round and round
He held his arms out wide and he played his part with pride
It seemed like he was floating on the air
On the ground there stood a tin for the money coming in
He was dancing like he didn't have a care
 
Maybe he was glad and maybe he was sad
Picking up those pennies where they'd roll
But I wish I had a hat and could learn to dance like that
'Cause I know that he had music in his soul
Yes they came from all around just to hear that happy sound
Those people seemed to come from every where
And even when they'd gone those steps went on and on
He was dancing like he didn't have a care
 
And still I hear that beat that sound of tapping feet
Snapping out the rhythm come what may
And when my days are dim I always think of him
Rap-tap-tapping all my blues away
He was dancing in the street shiny shoes upon his feet
People passing by would stop and stare
His legs were lean and long and the beat was loud and strong
He was dancing like he didn't have a care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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