Kindly check your dance moves and soft-shoe, shoes,
By the front door, if you please…Louise!
Seems as though the Big Band Craze has drifted away –
Sad as that is to say, ‘cuz there was -
…Nothin’ like that club scene if you know what I mean.
When Fred and Ginger led the way
With Dorsey and James and Goodman too
Plus…Satchmo and Cab and of course the Duke!
When music and laughter filled the air – “I do declare…”
And the heat of the beat tugged you outta your seat - to move like never before…
Yes, back in the day when the wallflowers found their groove!
Toes and heels, tap dance and glitter –
Happy you scored a babysitter,
Avalon Ballroom, Cotton Club, or any local joint known as your hub –
Stayin’ out later than late, havin’ the time of your life
Hubba - Hubba, Hubba – Hubba, Ding Dong!