The Furkids first heard “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” when their Aunt Marti played it for them. It’s one of her favourites so they wanted to sing along to it for her birthday. Just one small problem, they’ve misplaced their birthday book and can’t remember the exact date… but they tell me they’re sure it’s in September so here we are!
But we’re absolutely certain about these next two birthdays and we hope Linda and Hilda enjoy this song too!
I found a copy of the video for our jukebox but then we had a bit of a problem: Fred Astaire only sings for the first half of the song — what was I to do with the second half of the recording which is entirely instrumental (it being rather too difficult for Fred to sing while twirling Ginger about the floor).
But the team had a solution, bless them. They’d write their own version of the lyrics and use them in the song’s second half. They are clever little Furkids! However, I did have to “tidy up” their lyrical suggestions a tad (“My lub fur yu is never bleak; I lubs ya coz you’re such a freak” was lost to posterity).
We hope you enjoy it.
Just press play then scroll on down through the illustrated lyrics and sing along!
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