Dim dim the lights    (video)

 

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    By-oot by-all !                     By-oot by-all

 

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1. What a crazy party, all the gang’s here, too,

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    the beat is really jumping like a kangaroo.

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    I'm pouring you a soda and potato chips,

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    but now I want to get a taste of your sweet lips.

 

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So dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights),

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dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights) !

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Turn down the lights,        I want some atmosphere.

 

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2. The furniture is bouncing round the room with glee,

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    I'm rocking like a boat upon a stormy sea.

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    But dig the crazy fracas running wild tonight,

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    but still I haven't had a chance to hold you tight.

 

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So dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights),

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dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights) !

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Turn down the lights,        I want some atmosphere.

 

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+  Looking at his earrings bouncing off the back,

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    look at Susie kissing and hugging Jack,

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    look at Nancy dancing in her stocking feet !

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    We're all going crazy with the Mambo beat.

 

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+  By-oot, by-oot, by-oot, by-oot.

 

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3. But everybody's really having lots of fun,

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    but, honey, as for me the night has just begun.

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    ‘Cause now I'm gonna tell you things and hold you tight,

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    but how can I do it with the room so bright ?

 

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So dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights),

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dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights) !

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Turn down the lights,        I want some atmosphere.

 

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+  repeat verse 3

 

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So dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights),

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dim, dim the lights (dim, dim the lights) !

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Turn down the lights,        I want some atmosphere.

 

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    (Bill Haley)