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  1. The Rotating Ballroom Rag

From the album Armed With Decoder Ring

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The Rotating Ballroom Rag

I can't help myself on a night like this
I want to grab a fat girl and give her a kiss
I've got a brand new brim a shark skin suit
you don't believe I'm stepping take a look at my shoes
I tip my hat to the driver and tip'm a five
straight downtown talking the jive
doin' the Rotating Ballroom rag

Here's the blind man thumping the bass
he's walking the blues keeping the pace
with a spot light shining into the sky
from the big hotel at 17th and Vine
the Skylight Room on the 43rd floor t
hat's the place I'm heading for
doin' the Rotating Ballroom Rag

The band's up there stompin'm down
the whole top story rotates around
all the hip society's swell
if this ain't heaven it'll do just as well

I send my lover back to Arizona,
I'm spreading the news
I don't wanna ever go home
as long as Slim's on the bandstand shoutin' the blues

We're dancing on top of the town
she wouldn't tell me her name but she was shaking me down
she's got the jump me pumps, pill box hat
I can't believe a human being can move like that
I can feel the room start to spin
It's the perfect confirmation of the room I'm in
doing the Rotating Ballroom Rag

We're dancing on top of the town
she wouldn't tell me her name but she was shaking me down
she's got the jump me pumps, a pill box hat
I can't believe a human being can move like that
I can feel the room start to spin
I hear her holler for the band to play the number again
doin' the Rotating Ballroom Rag

by Ben Blankenship and Patrick Dennis