Dance On chords and lyrics

by Kathy Kirby

  • Dance On was written by British instrumental group - The Shadows in 1962. The song reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart & the Irish Singles Chart.
  • Released by Kathy Kirby with lyrics: 1963
  • Chart Success: No 11 - UK Singles Chart / No. 1 - Australian Singles Chart
  • Music: Eb Major in 2/2 time at ~ 84 bpm (in 2).
  • Chords: Eb, Fm, Ab, Bb
  • Easier: Capo on 1 - play in D Major
  • Chords with capo: D, Em, G, A

Dance On by Kathy Kirby

Capo on 1 if playing with the video

Intro: 4/4 Brass |  A  |  A  |  D  |  D  |  A  |  A  |  D  |D                                   D
1. Don’t talk of love right now dance on
                                     A
   Al-though the lights are low for-get it
           Em           A             Em         A
   Wait un-til we’re a-lone__ Wait un-til we go home
             D                 A                D
   Come on please__ Ah don't tease__ Just dance on

  ↓                               D
2. Don’t try and kiss me now dance on 
                                   A
   You might be feel-ing quite ro-man-tic
              Em              A               Em          A
   But don’t dance cheek to cheek__ Or we’ll miss ev-‘ry beat
           |  D  | D  /D  /E  /F# |
   Just dance on
 
       G              A                    D  | D  /D  /E  /F#  |
Chorus: Give me the sweet talk when we’re leav-ing
       G               A                   Em    | A  |
        From mid-night on it’s worth be – lieve - ing

  A                                D
3. You know the night has just be-gun
                                   A
   And while the mu-sic keeps on  play-ing
            Em               A            Em              A
   Hold me close___ Hold me near__ And I prom-ise you’ll hear
            D           A            | D  |
   How the beat of my heart will dance on

         ↓                       ↓
Intro: | D  |  A  |  %  |  D  |  D  | A | % | D | D  /D  /E  /F#  |
 
       G              A                     D  | D  /D  /E  /F#  |
Chorus: Give me the sweet talk when we’re leav-ing
       G               A                   Em    | A  |
        From mid-night on it’s worth be – lieve - ing

  A                                D
4. You know the night has just be-gun 
                                  A
   And while the mu-sic keeps on play-ing
            Em              A            Em              A
   Hold me close__ Hold me near__ And I prom-ise you’ll hear
            D           A            | D  | 
   How the beat of my heart will dance on

         ↓                 ↓                 ↓
Outro: | D  | A  | % | D  | D  | A  | % | D  | D  |

D Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   

           D                 Em                  G                  A 
    e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|-3-|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 

          D                 Em                  G                  A
    |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets

Kathy Kirby

Born: Kathleen O'Rourke on October 20, 1938 in Ilford, Essex, England.

Died: May 19, 2011 (aged 72) in London, England.

Music Style: Pop

Active Years: 1963–1983

Successful Singles: Dance On! (1963), Secret Love (1963), Let Me Go, Lover (1964), You're The One (1964), I Belong (1965).

Albums: Sixteen Hits From Stars & Garters (1963), A Song For Europe (1965), Make Someone Happy (1966), My Thanks To You (1968).

Kathy Kirby

kathykirby.me.uk

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