Come Dancing

The Kinks

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Intro (fade in): | G | D | D | G |
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 They put a parking lot on a piece of land where the supermarket used to stand
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 Before that they put up a bowling alley on the site that used to be the local palais
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 That's where the big bands used to come and play, my sister went there on a Saturday
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Come dancing, all her boyfriends used to come and call
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Why not come dancing? It's only natural

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 Another Saturday, another date. She would be ready but she's always make him wait
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 In the hallway, in anticipation, he didn't know the night would end up in frustration
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 He'd end up blowing all his wages for the week, all for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek
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Come dancing, that's how they did it when I was just a kid
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And when they said, "Come dancing", my sister always did

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My sister should have come in at midnight and my mom would always sit up and wait
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It always ended up in a big row when my sister used to get home late

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(spoken) Out of my window I can see them in the moonlight
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Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate

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The day they knocked down the palais, my sister stood and cried
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 The day they knocked down the palais, part of my childhood died, just died

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 Now I'm grown up and playing in a band and there's a car park where the palais used to stand
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 My sister's married and she lives on an estate. Her daughters go out, now it's her turn to wait
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 She knows they get away with things she never could, but if I asked her I wonder if she would
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Come dancing, come on sister, have yourself a ball
                        D             C
Don't be afraid to come dancing, it's only natural

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Come dancing, just like the palais on a Saturday
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And all your friends would come dancing while the big bands used to play

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