If I Can’t Dance With You…

If I Can’t Dance With You On Your Wedding Day
(C) 2006 Bill Corrigan
Little girl’s voice: “Daddy, dance with me!”

Woman’s voice: “Oh sweetie, daddy can’t right now, he, he can’t…”

Told your brother it was okay,
That he can go and give you away,
If I can’t make it there that day
To walk you down the aisle.

But put your little head to rest,
Cause when I held you to my chest,
When you wore your princess dress
And a three-year-old’s smile.

That I knew the day would come,
When you’d go and find someone,
Who was smart and who was fun
And sure to whisk you away.

Even though you never knew,
Every dance we danced us two,
I was makin’ up to you,
That dance on your wedding day.

Chorus:
I’ll be there with you as I have a thousand times before,
Spinning, laughing and twirling with you on that big dance floor,
Rest assured that I’m there with you in more than just one way,
If your heart is pounding hard,
Well that’s just my calling card,
Just in case if I can’t dance with you on your wedding day

Little girl’s voice: “Daddy look at ME!”

You give me your trusting hands,
And stand on my feet and dance,
And I just pray that I’ll get the chance,
To see you in your dress so white.

That I knew would gently swirl,
Around your Daddy’s little girl,
Who brought so much love into my world,
And made my life so bright.

I will try to fight the fight,
And I will give with all my might,
To be there with you on that night,
That you become a bride.

Just in case I can’t be found,
You just take a look around,
Know we always will be bound,
By our hearts and minds and pride.

Chorus:
I’ll be there with you as I have a thousand times before,
Spinning and laughing and twirling with you on that big dance floor,
Rest assured that I’m there with you in more than just one way,
If champagne bubbles are bright,
That’s just me saying, “Alright!”,
Just in case if I can’t dance with you on your wedding day.

Little girl’s voice: “Come on Daddy!”
Man’s Voice: “Okay Sweetie, let’s dance.”

But for now we’ll have our fun,
Till after the setting sun,
And long before you have begun,
A start to your wedding plans.

{fades}

Chorus:
I’ll be there with you as I have a thousand times before,
Spinning and laughing and twirling with you on that big dance floor,
Rest assured that I’m there with you in more than just one way,
If you know that you feel loved,
That’s just me from up above,
Just in case if I can’t dance with you on your wedding day.
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