Ten Cents A Dance
Simple Simon, (1930)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
Ten Cents A Dance
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
Simple Simon, 1930
VERSE
I work at the Palace Ballroom,
But, gee that Palace is cheap,
When I get back to my chilly hall room
I'm much to tired to sleep.
I'm one of those lady teachers,
A beautiful hostess, you know,
The kind the Palace features
For only a dime a throw.
REFRAIN
Ten cents a dance--
That's what they pay me,
Gosh, how they weigh me down!
Ten cents a dance--
Pansies and rough guys,
Tough guys who tear my gown!
Seven to midnight I hear drums.
Loudly the saxophone blows.
Trumpets are tearing my eardrums.
Customers crush my toes.
Sometimes I think
I've found my hero,
But it's a queer romance.
All that you need is a ticket.
Come on, big boy, ten cents a dance.
PATTER
Fighters and sailors and bowlegged tailors
Can pay for their ticket and rent me!
Butchers and barbers and rats from the harbors
Are sweethearts my good luck has sent me.
Though I've a chorus of elderly beaux,
Stockings are porous with hole at the toes.
I'm here till closing time.
Dance and be merry, it's only a dime.
TAG
Sometime I think
I've found my hero,
But it's a queer romance.
All that you need is a ticket.
Come on, big boy, ten cents a dance.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
June PursellBrunswick4827LAE792
03/04/1930Ruth EttingColumbia2146-DW150062
03/10/1930High HattersVictor2235359620
06/26/1930Willie Creager & His OrchestraBanner7539830
06/26/1930Willie Creager's OrchestraConqueror75799830
06/26/1930Willie Creager & His OrchestraOriole20039830
06/26/1930Willie Creager & His OrchestraPerfect153289830
06/26/1930Willie Creager & His OrchestraRegal100599830
06/26/1930Willie Creager & His OrchestraRomeo13689830
07/01/1935Ruth EttingColumbia3085-D17751
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1930Simple Simonstagestage originalintroduced
Ten Cents A Dance