Ballroom Dancing

Album: Tug Of War (1982)
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  • Well I used to smile when I was a pup
    Sailing down the Nile in china cup
    With the recipe for a lovely day
    Sticking out my back pocket

    But it wasn't always such a pretty sight
    'Cause we used to fight like cats and dogs
    Till me made it up in the ballroom

    Ballroom dancing made a man of me
    One, two, three, four
    I just plain adore your
    Ballroom dancing, seen it on TV
    I got what I got from ballroom dancing
    Big b.d.

    Well I used to fly when I was a kid
    And I didn't cry if it hurt a bit
    On a carpet ride to a foreign land
    At the time of Davy Crockett

    But it wasn't always such a pretty sight
    'Cause we used to fight like cats and dogs
    Till me made it up in the ballroom

    Ballroom dancing made a man of me
    One, two, three, four
    I just plain adore your
    Ballroom dancing, seen it on TV
    I got quite a lot from ballroom dancing
    Big b.d.

    Well went so fast and we all grew up
    Now the days have passed in the china cup
    Are the memories of another day
    And I wouldn't want to knock it

    But it wasn't always such a pretty sight
    'Cause we used to fight like cats and dogs
    Till we made it up in the ballroom

    Ballroom dancing made a man of me
    One, two, three, four
    I just plain adore your
    Ballroom dancing, seen it on TV
    I got quite a lot from ballroom dancing
    Big b.d. Writer/s: PAUL MCCARTNEY
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 11

  • Sam from New YorkJohn Paul Jones is credited in the movie "Give My Regards to Broad Street." I didn't see it, but maybe he played bass in the "Ballroom Dancing" scene?
  • Lars from Gävle, SwedenJim, ny, NY :...No John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin did not play bass on Ballroom Dancing, Paul McCartney did that himself.
  • Jim from Ny, NyJohn Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin plays bass on the song.
  • Cyndi from San Luis, MexicoThis song first appeared in the 1982 album "Tug of War".
  • Julia from Richland, WaI absolutely LOVE this song!!! It just goes to show that Macca can be extremely funny when he wants to be. Man, I wish that I had that kind of ability. Usually my really funny jokes and quips come out when I'm either really bored or really tired...
  • Harold from San Bernadino, CaI LOVE this freakin' song!!!! MAC's the best!
  • Ken from Louisville, KyIn Broad Street, Paul, Linda and the band performed this song LIVE during the filming. In movie musicals, "production numbers", with singing and dancing, had pre-recorded music and vocals. In an interview, George Martin - who had done several film soundtracks in his career - said he tried to talk Paul out of this, but Paul insisted. Martin later said thet he was amazed that they found ways to make this work.
  • Christy from Palm Springs, Cahahaha now I get it about the Ballroom dancing being on tv. At first I was like "what's he talking about" but I guess it's a british thing. We americans are so un-cultured. I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cute video too. The guy is absolutely crazy but we all love him!!!!!!!!
  • Ken from Louisville, KyPink Floyd's Dave Gilmour played the guitar solo on the re-make of this for "Give My Regards To Broad Street".
  • Joey from Nowhere Land, Caooh, I LOVE this song!! I loved the video for it in Give my Regards to Broad Street. It was like one of the greatest things i've ever seen/heard!!
  • Bob from Liverpool, EnglandI am sure I read somewhere it was a nostalgia trip for Paul, as the Beatles played a lot of Ballrooms in their early years (Pre & post Hamburg) quite a lot of them being in Liverpool UK, i.e. Litherland Town Hall, Aintree Institute, the list is endless.
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