Gliding Lyrics

Broadway production 1998
Ragtime the Musical - Gliding Lyrics

"Gliding" is a song from musical Ragtime performed by Peter Friedman (Tateh).

Tateh
Ssshhh. Don't cry. Don't be afraid. I'm here.
We're together.
Ssshh. Look! Ssshhh. Look what I've made for you.
See the silhouettes.
It's a little book of silhouettes.
When you flip the pages, they move.
Look how nice!
This is you on skates
Turning pretty figure-eights
On the smooth, cool ice...
We are gliding,
Gliding on a pond.
Close your eyes.
Close your eyes.
We are gliding,
Gliding far beyond.
Close your eyes.
Close your eyes.
Feel the wind
As you pirouette...
Are you happy yet?
Are you happy yet?
Your Mameh would tell you:
"Imagine you're fearless.
Imagine you're fearless
And soon, you won't fear!"
When I am afraid,
I imagine your Mameh.
She skates just ahead.
Can you see her?
She's here!
And we're...
Gliding,
Gliding far away.
Pirouettes,
Figure-eights,
Silver skates...
Just down the track.
Glide with me, little one.
Glide with your Tateh.
We'll never
Look back!

Conductor
My kid would like that! How much?

Tateh
It's not for... A dollar?

Conductor
What do you call it?

Tateh
I...

Conductor
It's gotta have a name. I'm not paying this much for
something without a name.

Tateh
They move. I call them... movie... books!Your father is a
smart man! With this money, we'll get a clean bed and a hot
bath, and tomorrow we will make more of these and we will
sell them for two dollars. Tateh's movie books! Everyone
will want them. They just don't know that yet!
We are gliding,
Gliding far away.
Pirouettes,
Figure-eights,
Silver skates
Just down the track!
Glide with me, little one,
Glide with your Tateh.
We'll never
Look back!

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