Shall We Dance? (1950)
(w) Oscar Hammerstein II (m) Richard Rodgers (I) 1951 Musical The King and I by Gertrude Lawrence & Yul Brynner. 1956 film version by Marni Nixon dubbing Deborah Kerr & Yul Brynner
We’ve just been introduced. I do not know you well.
But when the music started, something drew me to your side.
So many men and girls, are in each other’s arms-
It made me think we might be similarly occupied.
Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?
Shall we dance?
Shall we then say “Goodnight” and mean “Goodbye”?
Or perchance, when the last little star has left the sky,
Shall we still be together with our arms around each other
And shall you be my new romance? On the clear understanding
That this kind of thing can happen, shall we dance?
Shall we dance? Shall we dance?