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Save The Last Dance For Me

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Save The Last Dance For Me Reply with quote

I've always loved this song by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman but didn't know,until tonight, the story behind it.

I found out from a character in Undercover. (BBC's Sunday night drama.)

From Wiki: In the song, the narrator tells his lover she is free to mingle and socialize throughout the evening, but to make sure to save him the dance at the end of the night. During an interview on Elvis Costello's show Spectacle, Lou Reed, who worked with Pomus, said the song was written on the day of Pomus' wedding while the wheelchair-bound groom watched his bride dancing with their guests. Pomus had polio and at times used crutches to get around. His wife, Willi Burke, however, was a Broadway actress and dancer. The song gives his perspective of telling his wife to have fun dancing, but reminds her who will be taking her home and "in whose arms you're gonna be.

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