No longer does the lithesome miss,
Cavort in catchy waltz,
The two-step and the rag-time bliss,
She found alas was false.
The schottische and the polka swing,
She’s laid them all a way.
Aesthetic dancing is the thing that holds the “floor” today.
Ev’ry little movement has a meaning all its own,
Ev’ry tho’t and feeling by some posture can be shown,
And ev’ry love tho’t
That comes a stealing
O’er your being must be revealing,
All its sweetness in some appealing
Little gesture all all its own.
It makes no diff’rence fat or slim,
You must get in the game,
While some one plays a Turkish hymn,
Just let your soul inflame.
Your arms and legs grow eloquent,
And inner tho’ts sublime,
Express themselves with temp’rament while you are keeping time. Ah!
Hauerback, Otto A. and Hoscha, Karl L., "Every Little Movement" (1910). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 359.
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