Changing Partners

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We were dancing together
To a dreamy melody
When they called out "change partners"
And you waltzed away from me
Now my arms feel so empty
As I gaze around the floor
And I'll keep on changing partners
Till I hold you once more

Though we danced for one moment
And too soon we had to part
In that wonderful moment
Something happened to my heart
So I'll keep changing partners
Till you're in my arms again
Oh my darling I may never
Change partners again

Though we danced for one moment
And too soon we had to part
In that wonderful moment
Something happened to my heart
So I'll keep changing partners
Till you're in my arms again
Oh my darling I will never
Change partners again

Oh my darling I will never
Change partners again

Changing Partners
Words byJoe Darion
Music byLarry Coleman
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byT Bone Burnett
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, Gibson Century of Progress acoustic guitar
Dennis Crouch - double bass
Stuart Duncan - fiddle
Jerry Douglas - dobro
Mike Compton - mandolin
Jim Lauderdale - harmony vocal
RecordedMarch 31-April 2, 2008, Sound Emporium Studio, Nashville
ReleasedJune 2, 2009
AlbumsSecret, Profane & Sugarcane, 2009

First known performance:
April 17, 2009, New York, NY
Last known performance:
February 20, 2017, Helsinki, Finland
     (7 known performances)


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“The music offers the way out. It offers the way home.

So it was that the ideal song to close this album seemed to be, ‘Changing Partners’, a simple number that I learned from an old Bing Crosby recording. It is likely to be the last dance at all our upcoming appearances.”
elviscostello.com, March 23, 2009.

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