Barbra Streisand THE MINUTE WALTZ Lyrics
Last updated: 10/10/2007 12:00:00 PM
I have got a minute, just a little minute,
I have only got a minute, just a minute,
I have only got a minute that is all the time
I have to sing this tiny little minute waltz.
It isn't easy but I'll try it. Then....
I've got to say goodbye.
But first I'll take a minute
and put in it every note that Chopin wrote
and I thus I’ll sing the little minute waltz
and hope that I can sing with no faults.
And though it's difficult
I'll give it last every last breath that I have within my body -
Hope that my performance won't be very shoddy.
Singing every note
will not do wonders for my throat.
I probably will end up hoarse.
Of course I will have done it
On a wager that I may not will have won
It's not the money but the -- satisfaction that I get
from winning money on this silly kind of bet.
Though this kind of solo wasn't his intention,
Chopin isn't here to make an intervention.
So with your permission and no intermission
I will sing each note that that composer wrote.
As you can hear my trilling isn't very thrilling.
But no one can say I wasn't very willing --
to attempt a thing that's not been done
and just for fun to sing the minute waltz.
As I sing the seconds fly. All too soon the minute waltzes by.
And now I ask you where am I, halfway through the tune
and I'm falling far behind.
I have less than 30 seconds,
less than 30 seconds,
less than 30,
less than half a minute.
I have less than 30 seconds.
I have less than half a minute
to complete this little minute waltz,
and every note that’s in the score...but,
The sands of time, I know are pouring.
Let me win my bet and I'll run with the money
down to some big store and there I'll buy a honey --
of a trophy for myself to put upon the shelf to show the world I won.
Oh the second hand is rushing round the dial
and though I'd like to end this torture with a smile,
unless someone knows how to stop the clock,
you're gonna see me cry before I’ve said goodbye.
Eight little measures to complete this song,
but I'm afraid my little lungs will burst before too long. If....
only I can last the scale,
I won't have failed to sing the little minute waltz!
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