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Let's Face the Music and Dance (song)

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Cheek to Cheek Standard Edition artwork
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Irving Berlin
Length 2:06

Cheek to Cheek track listing

"Let's Face the Music and Dance" is a song written in 1936 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and featured in a celebrated dance duet with Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It is also used in Pennies from Heaven, where Astaire's voice is lip-synched by Steve Martin, and in a celebrated Morecambe and Wise sketch involving newsreader Angela Rippon.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett covered the song for their jazz collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek.

Performances

Dates Location City Globe-green
2015
June 23 The Rainbow Room at SixtyFive Bar New York City, NY Us
2016
April 13 Parker Institute Foundation Los Angeles, CA Us

Lyrics

[Lady Gaga]
There may be trouble ahead
But while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance

[Tony Bennett]
Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill
And while we still have the chance
Let's face the music and dance

[Both]
Soon
We'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune
And then

[Lady Gaga]
There may be teardrops to shed
So while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance

[Both]
Let's face the music and dance

[Tony Bennett]
Take it

[Lady Gaga]
Come on

[Both]
Soon
We'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune
And then

And then

[Tony Bennett]
There may be teardrops to shed
So while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance

[Both]
Let's face the music and dance

Dance
Let's face the music and dance

Credits

Writer and composer Irving Berlin
Brian Newman's Quintet
Trumpet Brian Newman
Piano Alex Smith
Drums Paul Francis
Bass Scott Ritchie
Saxophone Steven Kortyka
Percussion Steve Kroon
Arrangment Alex Smith
Publishing Irving Berlin Music Corp. (ASCAP) administered by Williamson Music, an Imagem company


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