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Carolyne Swayze: Music

Winter Waltzing

(Carolyne Swayze)
February 24, 2011
Ross Schneider words and music

I guess I am now in the autumn of my years. Metaphorically speaking, Winter of course, would be as far as we get.    So, "Let's go Winter Waltzing"...is beautifully poetic.  "Isn't it the season?".. represents the season of life, the time that is now.  " May I have this dance love, is it beyond reason?"  Although we grow old,  the young at heart still want to dance, often at the expense of ridicule by the young.  "Must we rock and roll now, when my heart's a skater?" ... No, I don't want to rock and roll and be busy and chaotic. I want to waltz.  The skater represents the waltz, which is romantic,  and you feel its charm. "Call me Fuddy Duddy"...because that is often what old  fashioned, middle-aged folks are called.  "Be my 3/4 Buddy...and let's go Winter Waltzing""...this is a great line with a wonderful double entendre. Of course as a waltz, it's  3/4 time. But to  person in the third-quarter  of their life,  it represents having  someone with whom one can share the incredible journey. " Let's go Winter Waltzing."  Thank you Ross Schneider for writing this little song and letting me be the first to record it.

-Carolyne Swayze

 

 

LET'S GO WINTER WALTZING, ISN'T IT THE SEASON?

MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE, LOVE? IS IT BEYOND REASON?

MUST WE ROCK AND ROLL NOW, WHEN MY HEART'S A SKATER,

CRYING FOR A CHANCE, LOVE? WE CAN DO THAT LATER.

SKIERS ON THE HILLSIDE, FIRE GROWING WARM NOW-

WALTZING IS ROMANCE, LOVE-DON'T YOU FEEL ITS CHARM NOW?

CALL ME  "FUDDY-DUDDY", ONE OF ALL MY FAULTS-

BE MY THREE-FOUR BUDDY, LET'S GO WINTER WALTZING!