Do You Want To Dance

Album: Do You Wanna Dance (1958)
Charted: 5
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  • Well do ya want to dance and-a hold my hand
    Tell me I'm your lover man
    Oh baby do ya want to dance?
    Well do ya want to dance and make romance
    Squeeze me all through the night
    Oh baby do you want to dance?
    Well do you want to dance under the moonlight
    Squeeze me all through the night
    Oh baby do you want to dance?

    Hey!

    Well do ya want to dance and-a hold my hand
    Squeeze me if I'm your man
    Oh baby do you want to dance?
    Well do you want to dance under the moonlight
    Squeeze and kiss me all through the night
    Oh baby do you want to da-ance?

    Well do ya want to dance and-a make romance
    Kiss and squeeze umm yeah
    Do you, wa-anna dance?

    Well do ya want to dance and-a hold my hand
    Squeeze and tell me I'm your lover man
    Oh bab-ay-ay do you want to dance?
    Yeah do ya want to dance under the moonlight
    Squeeze and hug me all through the night
    Oh bab-ay do you want to dance?

    Well do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
    Want to dance?
    Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
    Want to dance?
    Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
    Want to dan-ance? Writer/s: Robert Freeman
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Susan from Atlanta, GeorgiaIn my opinion, the Mamas & Papas' version of this song is easily the best one. Love the description of the mellow, lush arrangement, and their version is done in such a way as to sound like a romantic ballad for slow-dancing instead of Bobby Freeman's, which (no offense, Bobby) sounded like he had to get this dance over with and get the car back home before his dad missed it. Whatever else can be said about John Phillips (and there is plenty, and I don't disagree with any of it), he was an unbelievably gifted musician and arranger, whether it was with his own songs or the many covers the group did.
    I got to see two different iterations of the regrouped Mamas & Papas in concert (neither of which was the original, sadly), and hearing Denny Doherty sing this song was the ultimate groupie experience for me.
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