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Stop Stop Stop All the Dancing


This page contains the lyrics to the popular 1966 song "Stop Stop Stop All the Dancing", which was originally sung by The Hollies, and has also been recorded by Boiled in Lead.

Lyrics & Music: Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, & Tony Hicks

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.



Listen to MP3 Clips of This Song


Sung by The Hollies




See the girl with cymbals on her fingers
Entering through the door
Ruby glist'ning from her navel
Shimmering across the floor

Bells on feet go ting-a-ling-a-linging
Running through my head
Sweat falling just like a teardrop
Running from my head

Now she's dancing going through the movements
Swaying to and fro
Body moving bringing back a memory
Thoughts from long ago

Blood is rushing temperature is rising
Sweating from my brow
Like a snake her body fascinates me
I can't look away now


Stop! Stop! Stop all the dancing
Give me time to breathe
Stop! Stop! Stop all the dancing
Or I'll have to leave

Now she's moving all around the tables
Luring all in sight
But I know that she can't see me
Hidden by the light

Closer closer she's getting nearer
Soon she'll be in reach
As I enter into her spotlight
She stands lost for speech

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus

Now I hold her people are staring
Don't know what to think
As we struggle knocking over tables
Spilling all the drinks

Can't they understand I want her
Happens every week
Heavy hand upon my collar
Throws me into the street




Where to Get Recordings of this Song



Listen to Clip

Artist: The Hollies
CD Title: Hollies Greatest Hits

From the Ladle


Artist: Boiled in Lead
CD Title: From the Ladle to the Grave



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