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Begin the Beguine 6th in 1935

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Language
English
ISWC
T-070.010.811-7
Comments
Written for Porter's 1935 musical Jubilee. The beguine is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rhumba. It was popular in the 1930s coming from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, where in local Creole "beke" or "begue" means a white person and "beguine" is the female form. After Cole Porter wrote the song the dance became more widely known beyond the Caribbean.
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WARNER BROS INC (WARNER BROS MUSIC DIV)
W B MUSIC CORP
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