Cole, Nat King - Ballerina Lyrics




Dance, ballerina, dance
And do your pirouette in rhythm with your achin' heart
Dance, ballerina, dance
You mustn't once forget a dancer has to dance the part

Whirl, ballerina, whirl
And just ignore the chair that's empty in the second row
This is your moment, girl
Although he's not out there applauding as you steal the show

Once you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn

And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So on with your career, you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As 'round and 'round you go
So ballerina, dance
Dance, dance!

Whirl ballerina

Once you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn

And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So on with your career, you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As 'round and 'round you go
So ballerina, dance

Dance





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Cole, Nat King Ballerina Comments
  1. John Benn

    WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    From a mad keen 76yo Aussie fan.

  2. Imani M

    Nat was amazing!! 💞 I love to listen to him sing, I could listen to him all day and night.

    I wanted to be a ballerina when I was little 😂💃

  3. Clyde P

    Fairly early 1957. A follow-up to Vaughn Monroes early 1948 hit.

  4. Chris Moses

    This man exuded class and had just an incredible voice. Real talent unlike the crap that passes for " entertainment" nowadays.

  5. Irene Kent

    oh lovely Nat so good to listen to his beautiful voice

  6. Greg .Michaels

    One of the best voices ever!

  7. Bob Zwolinski

    Thank you for posting this! This is my favorite Nat King Cole song! I bought the stereo LP back in the 70s.
    Recorded on the very best vacuum-tube recording equipment ever made at Capitol Records Studios in Los Angeles.
    What an incredible artist he was. We lost him way too soon.

    Mahler7

    It's an incredibly fatalistic arrangement from Nelson Riddle that matches the lyric, melody and Nat so perfectly.

  8. Vincent Eury

    Check out my youtube page. I love NAt King Cole!!!

  9. Arvind Mallya

    Love it, I have a Player Piano roll here of this on Youtube.

  10. ucbookman

    @jimsouls: How do you know he's singing about a woman? :D

    M Beton

    He calls her 'girl'

  11. Sergios Xyrichis

    Maybe you should consider tagging the actual title of the song so that people could find it easier.....it deserves so more views

  12. Giulia Molino

    hi! i'm a italian girl and this song it's fntastic!!

  13. Mahler7

    One of Nelson Riddle's greatest arrangements!

  14. jimsouls

    How sexist is this song? Because a woman chose career over domestic bliss, she now must suffer without a man? Yikes!

    #Jedi Gaming

    jimsouls shut up

    beachedboyuk

    It’s only sexist to a sexist

  15. SSaammPPaacckk

    This was when one needed talent to be called an entertainer.

  16. chibiusa1992

    aww
    I can see a little girl in a tutu
    doing a jazz dance solo to this