King and I - Shall We Dance? Lyrics

Broadway revival (2015)
King and I the Musical - Shall We Dance? Lyrics


Anna [Spoken]:
Oh but it's very exciting, when you're young at your first dance,
and you're sitting on a small quilt chair with your eyes lowered,
terrified that you'd be a wallflower. And suddenly you see two
black shoes, a white waistcoat, a face, it speakes...

Anna [Sung]:
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 others 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 are 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?

[Dialog]
Anna:
Mm mm mm...
Mm mm mm...

King:
Why'd you stop? You dance pretty , go on, go on, go on!

Anna:
Oh your Majesty I didn't realize, after all I'm not a
Dancing girl...In England no woman would dance while a
Man is looking at her...

King:
But you will dance with strange men, holding hands, etcetera.

Anna:
Yes, but not always a stranger. Usually a very good friend.

King:
Good, then we will dance together! You show me.
Teach, teach, teach!

Anna:
Well, it's quite simple, the polka. You count one, two, three
and one, two, three and one, two, three...

Shall we dance?

King:
One, two, three and?

Anna:
On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?

King:
One, two, three and?

Anna:
Shall we dance?

King:
One, two, three and?

Anna:
Shall we then say "Goodnight and mean "Goodbye"?

King:
One, two, three and?

Anna:
Or perchance,
When the last little star has left the sky,
Shall we still be together
With are arms around each other
And shall you be my new romance?
On the clear understanding
That this kind of thing can happen,

Both:
Shall we dance?
Shall we dance? Shall we Dance?

Anna:
One, two, three and one, two, three and
One, two, three and one, two, three and

King:
One, two, three, one, two, three
One, two... Something wrong!
I know, I know, I forgot "AND" next time
I'll remember!

Both:
And one, two, three and one, two, three and
One, two, three and ...

Anna:
Oh that's splendid, your Majesty!

King:
Splendid! Splendid!

Both:
And one, two, three and one, two, three and
One, two, three and ...

King:
That is not right!

Anna:
Yes, it is! You're doing beautifully, your Majesty.

King:
Not the way I see Europeans dance tonight.

Anna:
Yes, it was! It was just like that!

King:
We're not holding two hands, like this.

Anna:
No. As a matter of fact...

King:
Or no-o-o-ot like this.

Anna:
Yes.

King:
Come!

The King and I the Musical - Shall We Dance? Lyrics


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