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Bobby Freeman Do You Want to Dance

Bobby Freeman Do You Want to Dance

Rhythm and Blues

Bobby Freeman, from San Francisco, is a singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer. Freeman began with The Romancers at the age of 14. At 17, in 1958, he wrote and recorded  “Do You Want To Dance?”  (The title later became “Do You Wanna Dance?”). The song went to #5 on the Billboard Top 100 and #2 on the R&B chart. There have been many covers, including those by Cliff Richard and the Shadows (#2 on the U.K. chart), The Beach Boys (#8 on the Billboard Hot 100), Bette Midler (#17), Del Shannon, Johnny Rivers, John Lennon, the Mamas & the Papas, the Ramones, Neil Young, Jan & Dean,  and so many more throughout the subsequent decades..  Bobby Freeman had another top ten hit with “C’mon and Swim.”

Here are the lyrics to “Do You Want to Dance” by Bobby Freeman:

Well do ya wanna dance and-a hold my hand
Tell me I’m your lover man
Oh baby do ya wanna dance?
Well do ya wanna dance and make romance
Squeeze me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna dance?
Well do you wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna dance?

Hey!
(Instrumental)

Well do ya wanna dance and-a hold my hand
Squeeze me if I’m your man
Oh baby do you wanna dance?
Well do you wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze and kiss me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna da-ance?

Well do ya wanna dance and-a make romance
Kiss and squeeze umm yeah
Do you…. Wa-anna dance?

(false ending)

Well do ya wanna dance and-a hold my hand
Squeeze and tell me I’m your lover man
Oh bab-ay-ay do you wanna dance?
Yeah do ya wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze and hug me all through the night
Oh bab-ay do you wanna dance?

Well do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
Wanna dance?
Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
Wanna dance?
Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
Wanna dan-ance?

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