Save The Last Dance For Me

Save The Last Dance For Me

Save The Last Dance For Me

William Blanco May

Save The Last Dance For Me” is a love song written by Doc Pomus. He was crippled by polio as a kid and needed crutches and a wheelchair to get around so he wasn’t able to dance.

Doc Pomus tells his fiancée that she is free to dance and socialize with other men throughout the evening, but she should not forget who she is going home with.

Save The Last Dance For Me

The words in Save The Last Dance For Me plead for faithfulness: ‘If he asks if you’re all alone, can he take you home, you must tell him NO.’

Doc Pomus actually wrote the lyrics on the back of an invitation to his own wedding, remembering how it felt to watch his bride dance with his brother, knowing that he himself was unable to navigate a dance floor.

Well you can dance
Every dance with the guy
Who gives you the eye
Let him hold you tight

And you can smile
Every smile for the man
Who held your hand
‘Neath the pale moonlight

But don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darling, save the last dance for me

Oh I know
That the music’s fine
Like sparkling wine
Go and have your fun
Laugh and sing

But while we’re apart
Don’t give your heart
To anyone

And don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darling, save the last dance for me

Save The Last Dance For Me

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