Marni Nixon - I could have danced all night
Tekst: Alan Jay Lerner / Muziek: Frederick Loewe
(1964)






Eliza: Bed, bed, I couldn’t go to bed
My head’s too light to try to set it down
Sleep, sleep, I couldn’t sleep tonight
Not for all the jewels in the crown



I could have danced all night
I could have danced all night
And still have begged for more
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things
I’ve never done before
I’ll never know what made it so exciting
Why all at once my heart took flight
I only know when he began to dance with me
I could have danced, danced, danced all night



Servant 1: It’s after three now
Servant 2: Don’t you agree now
Servants: She ought to be in bed



Eliza: I could have danced...
Servants: You’re tired out...
Eliza: all night
Servants: you must be dead
Eliza: I could have danced...
Servants: Your face is drawn...
Eliza: all night
Servants: your eyes are red
Eliza: And still...
Servants: Now say goodnight...
Eliza: have begged...
Servants: please, turn out the light...
Eliza: for more
Servants: please, it’s really time for you to be in bed
Eliza: I could have spread...
Servants: Do come along...
Eliza: my wings
Servants: do as you’re told
Eliza: And done a thousand...
Servants: Or Mr. Finch...
Eliza: things
Servants: is apt to scold
Eliza: I’ve ne-
Servants: You’re up too late
Eliza: -ver done...
Servants: Please, in your state...
Eliza: before
Servants: Miss, you’ll catch a cold
Eliza: I’ll never know what made it so exciting
Why all at once my heart took flight
I only know...
Servants: Put down that book...
Eliza: when he...
Servants: the work will keep
Eliza: began to dance...
Servants: Now settle down...
Eliza: with me
Servants: and go to sleep
Eliza: I could have danced, danced, danced all night



Mrs. Pearce: I understand, dear
It’s all been grand, dear
But now it’s time to sleep



Eliza: I could have danced all night
I could have danced all night
And still have begged for more
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things
I’ve never done before
I’ll never know what made it so exciting
Why all at once my heart took flight
I only know when he began to dance with me
I could have danced, danced, danced all night









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