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Poem - Swing Dance Baby

Paul Hoke challenged me to write a “swing” song. They are categorized by having four beat groups, sometimes chaining together to an eight beat group. I’ve researched a few (Beyond the Sea, Mr. Sandman). The structure is there, with a few cheats when you’ve got music to act as a buffer. I don’t have music, so here is a straight-up eight beat set of swing lyrics!

Swing Dance Baby
Poem for Day 035 - 20150204

Come down to the dance hall tonight.
Love those swing songs, DJ put them on
Move our feet with that jive rock step
Single or triple, it’s still swing

To quote John Lee, Hooker last name
I’m in the mood for some dancing
Come on darling, be there for sure
DJ has our song to play this night

You’ve got my heart, so take my hand
Sway with me long, stay with me here
One song isn’t enough when we do swing
Love those swing songs, love my baby

You and me dear beneath the stars
When I swing you are the brightest
Shine for all and swing dance with me
Swing dance with me, my swing dance baby

© 2015. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved.
Tags: dance, lyrics, poem, poetry, swing, swing dance

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