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Charleston song lyrics

The Charleston song lyrics

The Charleston is a jazz composition that was written to accompany the Charleston dance. It was composed in 1923, with lyrics by Cecil Mack and music by James P. Johnson.  Performed in Tea for Two among many others films.

Charleston, Charleston
Made in Carolina
Some dance, some prance
I’ll say there’s nothing finer
Than the Charleston, Charleston
Oh how you can shuffle
Every step you do
Leads to something new
Man I’m telling you
It’s a lapazoo

Buck dance, wing dance
Will be a back number
But the Charleston
The new Charleston
That dance is surely a comer

Refrain:
Sometime
You’ll dance it
One time
The dance called the Charleston
Made in South Carolina

[Instrumental]

Charleston, Charleston
Made in Carolina
Some dance, some prance
I’ll say there’s nothing finer
Than the Charleston
Charleston
Oh how you can shuffle
Every step you do
Think of something new
Man I’m telling you
It’s a lapazoo

Buck dance, wing dance
Will be a back number
But the Charleston
The new Charleston
That dance is surely a comer

Repeat Refrain

The dance called
The Charleston
Made in South Carolina
The dance called
The Charleston
Made in South Carolina