Music Monday: Back to the 1970s with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”

Posted By on April 27, 2020

ElltonJohnIllustrationAfter hearing Tiny Dancer by Elton John a couple weeks ago and thinking about my granddaughter Annalyn “prancing and dancing” for us on a recent FaceTime video chat, I noted it as an appropriate Music Monday post. I think the songs of a person’s youth are the ones that form the strongest memory impact for every generation … at least that is the excuse for me and 70s rutminus disco … although gym class memories of dancing to “Crocodile Rock” will no doubt be coming soon!

  Tiny Dancer – Elton John | 1971

Lyrics: Tiny Dancer – Elton John

Blue jean baby
L.A. lady seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed pirate smile
You’ll marry a music man

Ballerina you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me always with me
Tiny dancer in my hand
Jesus freaks… out in the street

Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad
Piano man he makes his stand in the auditorium

Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows tune she hums
But oh how it feels so real lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me

When I say softly slowly
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today
Blue jean baby
L.A. lady seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed pirate smile

You’ll marry a music man
Ballerina you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me always with me
Tiny dancer in my hand

But oh how it feels so real lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

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