"Save the Last Dance For Me" as written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman....
You can dance-every dance with the guy
Who gives you the eye,let him hold you tight
You can smile-every smile for the man
Who held your hand neath the pale moon light

But don't forget who's takin' you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin' save the last dance for me

Oh I know that the musics fine
Like sparklin' wine,go and have your fun
Laugh and sing,but while we're apart
Don't give your heart to anyone

But don't forget who's takin' you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin' save the last dance for me

Baby don't you know I love you so
Can't you feel it when we touch
I will never never let you go
I love you oh so much

You can dance,go and carry on
Till the night is gone
And it's time to go
If he asks if you're all alone
Can he walk you home, you must tell him no

'Cause don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darling,save the last dance for me

Oh I know that the musics fine
Like sparklin' wine,go and have your fun
Laugh and sing,but while we're apart
Don't give your heart to anyone

So don't forget who's taking you home
Or in who's arms you're gonna be
So darling save the last dance for me

So don't forget who's taking you home
Or in who's arms you're gonna be
So darling save the last dance for me

Oh baby, won't you save the last dance for me
Ooh, you make a promise
That you'll save the last dance for me
Save the last dance
The very last dance
For me


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"Save the Last Dance for Me" as written by Mort Shuman Doc Pomus

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentThe song isbased on the personal experience of Doc Pomus (he wrote the song), who had polio and used crutches to get around and could not dance. His wife, however, was a Broadway actress and dancer. The song gives his perspective of plaintively telling his wife to have fun dancing, but reminds her who will be taking her home and "in whose arms you're gonna be."
    ltros2002on December 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a fun song :).

    basically, a guy is comfortable with the fact this his girl may dance with other guys because he knows that for the last dance, she'll be with him.

    and she'll be going home with him :).

    definitely going to be the last song played at my wedding reception.
    LMB228on April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is adorable.. not only can I dance to it, but it makes me happy.. the lyrics are so cute.. because the guy knows that the girl will dance with him no matter with how many guys she might dance with =)
    Eefjeon September 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCheerful, upbeat song with a lyric that actually means something deeper.
    mentallyon January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song.
    Its just so catchy, and the meaning is pretty obvious.
    One alteration though. Its actually "beneath the pale moon light" not "candle light"
    mel_1439on February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. It's so fun, cute and very catchy. It makes you in a good mood, and you can't stop smilling when you hear it. So good :p
    Allimacon May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou could almost picture a dad singing this to his daughter. I love it! Such a sweet song =)
    summerlover0092on June 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a great song! is it just me or does Michel Buble remind anyone of frank senatra? like his voice and his classiness
    ss12310on September 07, 2008   Link

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