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(Mark Cohen)

1. Do you remember, nineteen-nineteen
I was an immigrant, you were my dream
Warm summer evenings, ice cream and stars
Riding down South Street on noisy streetcars

The years turned around us, the children, the war
I was a dress-cutter, you worked the store
And Sundays on South Street, we'd go for tea
Then I'd take you dancing with me

Come and we'll dance again
Try to remember when
You'd sing me a song, silver and strong
Made of the morning light
Dance for the days we've known
Dance for a love full grown
Let yourself glide, I'm here by your side
We're dancing tonight

2. Foxtrots and waltzes, we knew them all
Gliding so lightly as songs filled the hall
You grew more lovely, as years went by
Sundays on South Street, my sweetheart and I

One day I noticed, something was wrong
You had forgotten our favorite song
Then you remembered, and brushed it aside
But I saw the fear in your eyes ( CHORUS )

3. Things seemed to crumble from that time on
Each day a part of you fading or gone
Now we're still together, but you've slipped away
And South Street's a memory, empty and gray

Yet through the darkness, one light remains
Something to hold against all of the pain
Music still moves you, sets you aglow
Dancing is all that you know ( CHORUS )

4. Sweetheart, it's Sunday, though you don't know
And I've brought you roses tied up with a bow
Lovely and graceful, just like your face
A delicate beauty that time can't erase

I'll put on a record, a Glenn Miller tune
Here, let me hold you, let's see if there's room
Your body remembers, your smile's just the same
We're dancing on South Street again ( CHORUS )

Copyright Mark Cohen 1986
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