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I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying

Originally recorded by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, 1963

As performed by The Who/The High Numbers, 1964

Written by Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Edward Holland, Jr. ©Stone Agate Music

 

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transcribed by

litgo@aol.com 08-14-1999

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|B | |

Gather 'round my friends here

Help me forget my hurtin' tears

About the only girl I ever loved

The only one baby

|B |Abm

I gotta dance to keep from cryin' (crying)

|B |Abm

Gotta dance to keep from crying' (crying)

 

|E |

Whoa, do the flop (do the flop)

Do the twist (do the twist)

Everybody, it goes like this

|B |Abm

You gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

|B |Abm

Gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

 

I'm so lonely since we parted

You memory leaves me so broken hearted

 

I gotta dance to keep from cryin' (crying)

Gotta dance to keep from crying' (crying)

 

Whoa, do the bird (do the bird)

Do the fly (do the fly)

Come on, gang, you know, by by by, oh yeah

 

[interlude]

 

Do the bang, yeah, you can't miss

Everybody, yeah, it goes like this

You gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

Gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

 

Heartaches can gather 'round

Misery I sure have found

 

I gotta dance to keep from cryin' (crying)

Gotta dance to keep from crying' (crying)

 

You goin' softer now, you goin' softer now...

You goin' soft right now, yeah yeah

Everybody clap their hands now...

Alright, yeah, alright, yeah

I want you to go harder now, baby

I want you to go harder now, baby

Yeah yeah, you go harder now

You walk right up, yeah yeah

You go harder now, yeah...

You go hard now, yeah...

 

You gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

Gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

You gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

Gotta dance, got me swayin', got me, alright

 

Well, baby, now, it's al... it's alright

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

 

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