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PJ Lyr Add: Wallflower Waltz (20) Lyr Add: WALLFLOWER WALTZ (Sharyn Dimmick) 14 Jun 99

Last week on the thread about "pretty waltzes with words" I mentioned one I had heard at a session that was written recently. Tonight I talked to the songwriter and got all the words. I want to post it here in case it touches someone's heart the way it did mine.

When I heard it in session, the singer made it a point to sound a little shy in her delivery, which made it all the sweeter. According to the author, though, the singer used the b figure as a chorus, which was not the original intent. It did make for a sweet sing-along, though, and I think that's part of what made me remember it...

Please let me know if you like it.

The Wallflower Waltz
by Sharyn Dimmick

Nodding my head, tapping my toe,
I hold down a spot on wallflower row.
I learned to walk a long time ago:
Teach me to waltz.

Sometimes I'm shy, sometimes I'm slow,
I fall out of step, I step on your toe.
I'm wanting to waltz more than you know:
Teach me to waltz.

Teach me to walk on air,
You know I'm halfway there,
Dance with me if you dare:
Teach me to waltz

Teach me to waltz real slow,
Teach me to just let go,
Teach me the things you know:
Teach me to waltz.

When I am gray and eighty-two,
Regretting the things I never did do.
I'll be able to say I went dancing with you:
Teach me to waltz.

Put down your fiddle, put down your bow,
I am still here on wallflower row.
We'll make it sweet, we'll make it slow:
Teach me to waltz.

If anyone wants the lead sheet I can fax it to you, or you can order a tape from Sharon if you want me to let her know.


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