DO I HAVE TO DANCE ALL NIGHT




This rare French record was made in Holland in 1976 (CBS 4431) for Central European countries.

This live 7' single was recorded live in Paris in 1976. The song on the A side, Do I have to dance all night (5:00), has never been released on any album. Side B features "The Butcher" (4:06). French translations of the songs have been printed on the back sleeve of the single.

Leonardís band was: John Miller (bass and musical director), Luther Rix (drums), Fred Thaler (keyboards), Sid Mc Guinniss (guitars), Sheryl Barnes and Laura Branigan (vocals).








German and Spanish pressings with different picture sleeve

Do I Have To Dance All Night

I'm Forty-One, the moon is full,
you make love very well.
You touch me like I touch myself,
I like you Mademoiselle.

You're so fresh and you're so new,
I do enjoy you, Miss.
There's nothing I would rather do
than move around just like this

But do I have to dance all night?
But do I have to dance all night?
Ooh tell me, Bird of Paradise,
do I have to dance all night?

You never really have to tell me what
you really think of me - alright.
Let's say I'm doing fine,
but do I have to dance all night?

Do I have to dance all night? ...

I learned this step a while ago.
I had to practice it while everybody slept.
I waited half my life for you, you know,
I didn't even think that you'd accept.
And here you are before me in the flesh
saying "Yes, yes, yes!"

But do I have to dance all night? ...

I learned this step a while ago ...

But do I have to dance all night? ...


The Butcher

I came upon a butcher,
he was slaughtering a lamb,
I accused him there
with his tortured lamb.
He said, "Listen to me, child,
I am what I am
and you, you are my only son."

Well, I found a silver needle,
I put it into my arm.
It did some good,
did some harm.
But the nights were cold
and it almost kept me warm,
how come the night is long?

I saw some flowers growing up
where that lamb fell down;
was I supposed to praise my Lord,
make some kind of joyful sound?
He said, "Listen, listen to me now,
I go round and round
and you, you are my only child."

Do not leave me now,
do not leave me now,
I'm broken down
from a recent fall.
Blood upon my body
and ice upon my soul,
lead on, my son, it is your world.





Lyrics reprinted with Leonard Cohen's permission.



[PREV PAGE] [NEXT PAGE] [INDEX PAGE] [SUB INDEX PAGE]