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Didn't I Dance (Lori Holland) Grandmother heard him - His song was so sweet. She danced to the fiddler On little bare feet. She was fifteen and fair, With black braided hair, And didn't she dance in her dayi Over the years I remember she said, One night as she kissed me and put me to bed, "When I was a maid, and my song was played, Oh didn't I dance in my day?" cho:(repeats 2x each time) Didn't I dance, didn't I dance Didn't I dance in my day. Mother, she danced In a long silken gown Hair done in curls The belle of the town. There was many a man Who asked for her hand And didn't she dance in her day. Now when she dances, just once in a while, She says, "I remember those times and I smile I think of the night my feet danced so light Oh, didn't I dance in my day?" See the young girls On a soft summer's night Silhouettes slender Against the moon's light; Hair flowing free Once that was me, And didn't I damce in my day! Now that I'm older, there's one thing I know, I'll go on dancing though the tempo be slow And I know that some day to my grandchild I'll say "Oh didn't I dance in my day!" Copyright Lori Holland BMI 1984 RG
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