Begin The Beguine - Sheet music download.


Begin The Beguine - Sheet music download.
Words and music by Cole Porter. Arranged by Cy Walters.
8 Pages including front cover. PDF File.

"Begin the Beguine" is a song written by Cole Porter (18911964). Porter composed the song at the piano in the bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris. In October 1935, it was introduced by June Knight in the Broadway musical Jubilee produced at the Imperial Theatre in New York City
The beguine music and dance form, a slow, close couples' dance, comes from the Caribbean, especially Martinique and Guadeloupe, where in the local Creole language the name means "White lady". It is a combination of French ballroom dance and Latin folk dance, which became popular in Paris and spread further abroad in the 1940s, largely due to the influence of the Porter song

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