"Dancing Song" as written by and Bob Pegg....
I learnt to dance when I was a boy
And dancing was my only joy
I’ll still be dancing when you grow old
When the seas dry up and walls take fold
My father taught me how to dance
He said it was my only chance
To show the people how to be free -
An ordinary boy like me!

When the day came to go to school
The teacher took me for a fool
You should’ve heard the bugles roar
As I danced through the classroom door.
But I didn’t cry, I didn’t fret
I told them stuff their alphabet,
I packed my bags that very same night
And I took off in the morning light.

I heard a commodore blow his horn
And saw I knew they’d been forewarned
Twisting and to stir the wheat
The grass sprang up beneath my feet
I knew the dance would help to show
The trees and flowers how to grow
So knowing I must never tire
I gave a yell that there took fire.

One day I took it in me mind
The time had come for me to bind
So with me true love fair and wild
I hailed a toe right up the aisle
The people cheered, the thrushes drank
For miles around the church bells rang
The pub was closed and we were wed
So lost stop to our marriage bed.

In time came children, one two three,
They all looked like their mother and me
And through the hall and up the stairs
And up to bed to say their prayers.
But they still lost that prize on Earth
They soon forgot those steps they learnt
My wife grew old, I knew the day
Had come for me to dance away.

Over the mountains over the sea
Nothing on Earth could hold back me
So let me give you a word of warning
If you walk out on a bright spring morning:
Around the corner of the next street
You hear the sound of my dancing feet
Keep away, try not to hear,
Whatever you do, don’t come too near
The dance may take you as it took me -
From lovers and friends and family.


Lyrics submitted by Starfighter Pilot

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