A Dance For Dancing

by Ryan Lague Swing Orchestra

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Swing music, specifically tailored to swing dancing!
Lindy hoppers, Jitterbugs, Jivers, Rock n' rollers, Charlestonites...
You know who you are!

... Il y a (peut être) une toune française non listée... Téléchargez l'album ou commandez le disque pour révéler le secret... Mais chut! C'est bien un secret!

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released July 26, 2014

The Ryan Lague Swing Orchestra is:

Rémi Cormier - Trumpet
Michael Johancsik - Alto Saxophone and Clarinet
Shelby Cohen - Tenor Saxophone
Sayre Schultz - Baritone Saxophone
Ryan Lague - Vocals, Guitar and Piano
Alan Mackie - Upright Bass
Liam Killen - Drumset

*Trumpet on 11 and 12 by Carou Johnson

Produced by Ryan Lague and Olivier Jean
Arrangements by Ryan Lague

Music and Lyrics by Ryan Lague with the following exceptions: Bart Howard (1), The Careless Lovers (3), Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (4) Melvin Oliver and James Young (7), George and Ira Gershwin (8), Merle Travis (10)

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Track Name: Fly Me To The Moon
Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, darling kiss me

Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more
You are all I long for, all I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you
Track Name: No Business
You got no business coming 'round here
Don't want to see your face you better just done disappear
You got no business, no business 'round here

You got no business messing 'round town
The shadiest of strangers would not tread upon your ground
You got no business, no business 'round here

I could not believe the way it could be
Now it's not the same, you see
It's not the same to me
Everybody knows

You got no business saying what you say
Everyone's a loser and everyone is a fake
You got no business, no business round here
Track Name: Black Coffee
Black coffee, I'm in trouble
Black coffee, I see double
Man, man, man, man
How am I going to get home?

Black coffee, I'm so dizzy
Black coffee, let's get busy
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Help me to get home

I drank too much whoopty soup
I thought I had one
Now my mind's all loop-de-loop
That's some stuff eh kid? Oohh

Black coffee, help a fella
Black coffee, what do I tell her?
Man, man, man, man
I'm afraid to go home
Track Name: Sunny Side Of The Street
Grab your coat and snatch your hat
Leave your worries on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street

Can't you hear that pitter pat
Now that happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street

I used to walk in the shade
With the blues on parade
No longer afraid
'Cause the rover crossed over

If I never had a cent
I'd be rich as Rockefeller
With gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street
Track Name: Started Missing You
Baby, the first time
I knew that you could be no one's baby but mine
You're eyes, they shine so bright
They're making me blind
Baby, but last night
I heard some things that just could not have been right
That's when I started missing you

Baby, the first time
You left my side, I knew you would be back in my arms
Unharmed, you charmed me right
You caught me off guard
Baby, but that night
Our bedroom window shone different kinds of light
That's when I started missing you

Baby, the last time
You kissed my cheeks and said you would be seeing me soon
I knew you had left no room
For me in your life
Baby, but tonight
I'll find a baby to dance me through the night
And forget I ever started missing you
I'll forget I ever started missing you
Track Name: My Baby Loves Me
I got a baby
It's true
But my baby don't love me like she loves you
What can I do?
My baby loves me but not the way she loves you

When I'm with my baby (yoo-hoo)
I know my baby needs me but not like she needs you
But what can I do?
My baby loves me but not the way she loves you

When I ain't with my baby
I feel so blue
'Cause I know my little baby's probably getting down and dirty with you
But what can I do?
My baby loves me but not the way she loves you
Track Name: T'aint What You Do
When I was a kid, about half passed three
My daddy said son, come here to me
He said things may come and things may go
But this is one thing you 'ought to know

T'aint what you do, it's the way that you do it
That's what get's results

T'aint what you do, it's the place that you do it
That's what gets results

You can try hard, don't mean a thing
Take it easy, then your jive will swing

T'aint what you do, it's the place that you do it
That's what get's results
Track Name: Nice Work If You Can Get It
Holding hands at midnight
'Neath the starry sky
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try

Strolling with the one girl
Sighing sigh after sigh
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try

Just imagine someone waiting at the cottage door
Where two hearts become one
Who could ask anything more?

Loving one who loves you
And then taking that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it
Won't you tell me how?
Track Name: You're Right
She told me I was just a no-good fucking shit
And so I bet you know exactly what I did
I clenched my fist...
And I looked into those sea-green eyes
And with all my might

I said, "You're right. You're right, you're right you're right
It seems to be
You've overcome me and so you're right"

She lost her temper and I guess I lost my nerve
She raised her voice as I cowered away from her
She made it known
Who the boss was in our broken, lonely home
And so, I moaned, "You're right"
Track Name: Sixteen Tons
Some people say a man is made out of mud
A poor man's made out of muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong

You load the 16 tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in dept
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one morning, the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded 16 tons of #9 coal
and the straw boss said well bless my soul

[...]

I was born one morning, it was drizzling rain,
Fighting and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in The Cain, break by an old mama lion
Ain't no high-tone woman make me walk the line

[...]

If you see me coming, better step aside
A lot of men didn't, a lot of men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't get you then the left one will

[...]
Track Name: I Can Deal With That
Don't you know she's got my heart in her hand
I gave her all I got but she has met a better man
It seems that all my dreams have been crushed into sand
But hey, I can deal with that

I got 99 problems, and this is only one
But she still thinks about her ex when we make love
Her eyes fly to the future while her heart parts with the past
But hey, I can deal with that

I ain't the most sentimental fella under the sun
If I knew what was good for me, I would just turn and run
Track Name: A Dance For Dancing
It's only a song for dancing
It's only a tune to make you move
So if you wanna sing it
You might as well just bring it
We're going to lift the roof off of this room

It's only a dance for dancing
It's only a movement made for two
So if you want to swing it
You might as well just bring it
Don't you know I want to dance with you

Now, everybody swing out
Show me what you got
Everybody sing out
This place is getting hot
Hey girl, come on and dance with me
It's gonna be the dance of the century

You're only a partner just for dancing
The dance is clearly why I hold you tight
But if you want to come home
Where we can be all alone
We'll dance until the morning hits our eyes