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The Minute Waltz Lyrics

"The Minute Waltz" was written by Chopin, Frederic Francois +1849/harper, Don.
"The Minute Waltz" was written by Chopin, Frederic Francois +1849/harper, Don.

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I have got a minute, just a little minute
I have only got a minute, just a minute
I have only got a minute that is all the time
I have to sing this tiny minute waltz

It isn't easy but I'll try it then
I've gotta say goodbye but first I'll take a minute
And put in it every note that Chopin wrote
And I shall sing the little minute waltz

And hope that I can sing with no faults
And though it's difficult, I'll give it
Every last breath that I've got within my body
Hope that my performance won't be very shoddy

Singing every note, I'm not the one to spoil my throat
I probably will end up hoarse, of course I will, I've done it
And a way do that, I made, I will, I want
It's not the money but the satisfaction that I get
From winning money on this silly kind of bet

Though this kind of solo wasn't his intention
Chopin isn't here to make an intervention
So with your permission and no intermission
I will sing each note that that composer wrote

As you can hear my trilling isn't very thrilling
But no one can say I wasn't very willing
To attempt a thing that's not been done
And just for fun to sing the minute waltz

As I sing the seconds fly
Oh too soon the minute waltzed by
And now I ask you where am I
Halfway through the tune and I'm falling far behind

I have less than thirty seconds, less than
Thirty seconds, less than thirty, less than half a minute
I have less than thirty seconds, I have less than
Half a minute to complete this little minute waltz

On every note that's in the score
While the sands of time I know are pouring
Let me win my bet and I'll run with the money
Down to something store an' there I'll buy a honey

Of a trophy for myself to put upon
A shelf show the world I won
Oh the second hand is rushing round the dial
And though I'd like to end this torture with a smile
Unless someone knows how to stop the clock
You gonna see me cry before I said goodbye
Eight little measures to complete this song
But I'm afraid my little lungs will burst before
Too long if only I can last to scale
I won't have failed to sing the minute waltz


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