Mudcat Café message #4069012 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168402   Message #4069012
Posted By: GUEST
20-Aug-20 - 08:48 PM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Here's a good'un from Roy Abbott, a West Australian singer-songwriter. It was first recorded by Mucky Duck Bush Band.

AND WHEN THEY DANCE
(Roy Abbott)

I play in a band, Iíve played all around,
From Perth in the west to old Melbourne Town,
But one thing delights me each time I look down
Itís the lasses who dance Ďtil the morning.

Chorus:
And when they dance their dresses spin round,
They travel so light that they scarce touch the ground
And the smiles on their faces would win any crowd
The lasses who dance Ďtil the morning.

Iíve played for the gentry Iíve played for them all,
From the old bush hut to the debutanteís ball,
But one thing unites them the great and the small
Itís the lasses who dance Ďtil the morning.

And when the dance ends and they all leave the floor
Their legs are so weary tired and sore
But who are the ones that keep yelliní for more?
Itís the lasses who dance till the morning.

So, long may I travel and far may I roam
Around this big country we call our home
Playing for people that Iíll never know
And the lasses who dance till the morning.

Danny Spooner recorded it on his 'Emerging Tradition' album, but here is a live version:

Youtube clip