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Mick Pearce (MCP) Lyr Req: Waltz of the Flowers (20) RE: Lyr Req: Waltz of the Flowers 27 Dec 18


The Spike Jones is not the version the op requested - it doesn't contain the desired lyrics.

The version desired is the Fred Waring version: Fred Waring - Nutcracker Suite. Waltz of the Flowers starts at ca 5:36.

The credits can be found here Fred Waring Nutcracker, saying "Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker Suite is given a twist as performed by Fred Waring and the Pennslyvanians. Conceived by arranger Harry Simeone he combines the charming lyrics written by Jay Johnson, Frank Cunkle, Daisy Bernier and Fred Waring. The arrangement was debuted on October 27, 1947 on Waring's radio program for General Electric and recorded for Decca Records later that year. It has been delighting audiences ever since. The performance heard here was originally broadcast August 19, 1948."

Lyrics for the Waltz of the Flower are below (taken from Fred Waring - Nutcracker and tidied up by me. Lyrics for all movements are in the post there).

Mick


WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS
(Music: PI Tchaikovsky, Words: Jay Johnson, Frank Cunkle, Daisy Bernier and Fred Waring)

Hark to the woodland call.
Come to the Waltz of the Flowers.
Ev'ry little flower on the hill;
Ev'ry little yellow daffodil
Hurries to the wonderful waltz of the flowers.

Here by the garden wall
Roses will waltz with magnolias.
Violets and morning glories fair,
Mignonettes and orchids will be there.
All the world of flow'rs
join in this wonderful waltz.

And ev'ryone is singing, swinging, dancing,
Whirling, swirling, prancing,
Bending, blending, glancing,
Side by side, to the melody they glide.

Lilies lilting, tulips tilting,
And forget-me-nots remembering;
Poppies playing, dahlias swaying,
And gardenias are saying "Dance, flowers, dance!
Dance while the music brings romance."
The melody flows,
The harmony grows,
Designing a magic spell to the rhythmic beat.

Dance, flow'rs, dance!
As delicate perfume fills the air.
Enchanted with
Love is calling you,
Love enthralling you,
Love had come from the flowers.

Lilies lilting, tulips tilting,
And forget-me-nots remembering;
Poppies playing, dahlias swaying,
As the trees above are rustling in rhythm.

While ev'ryone is singing, swinging, dancing,
Whirling, swirling, prancing,
Bending, blending, glancing,
Side by side they glide.

As they hark to the woodland call.
Come to the waltz of the flowers!
Here by the garden wall,
Join in these magical hours.

Blooms in all their splendor,
Bending in surrender.
Then the symphony with majesty
Soars higher in triumph,
With petals flashing,
Color splashing,
Swirling, unfurling,
And caught in the whirl
Of this wonderful waltz of the flow'rs.


Sources: As above.


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