JESSICA’S WALTZ

photo of Wayne & daughter dancing

Jess & me dancing at the cotillion which inspired me to write the song down

For my dancing daughter, 1979

Dance—
and I’ll hold you near.
You dance divinely,
tho your feet don’t touch the ground.
Sway—
in the air up here…
lean on my chest and then
laugh as I whirl you around!

Oh, you’re my little girl.
You’re a joy and a beauty to know.
When you smile, I feel good-
and that’s why I’m pinching your toe . . . .

You—
are a child of love.
Gentle and joyful,
dancing your way through the world.
You float—
like the clouds above…
Go where the wind goes,
my light-hearted, light-headed girl!

Oh, you’re my little girl.
You’re a joy and a beauty to know.
When you smile, I feel good-
and that’s why I’m pinching your toe . . . .

Cry—
and the rain comes down.
Smile, and the sun shines,
laugh, and the sky turns to blue.
Frown—
and I’ll be your clown…
nasty or nice, girl,
you know that I’ll always love you!

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