Ballerina

by Melanie

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Happy Birthday
We Love You Leilah

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You didn't grow up to be a ballerina
But you do a great song and dance
Mamma used to rock you with a concertina
To the tune of a rock ‘n’ roll band

You were such a little lady
A pretty little baby
Had the look that could undo a full grown man
You didn't grow up to be a ballerina
But you do a great song and dance

You never went further than that first tondu
But your smile sure made ‘em rave
I'll bet you made your mom and daddy proud of you
When that float drove by and you waved

You were everybody's dream
A cutie beauty queen
Destined for a life of romance
You didn't grow up to be a ballerina
But you do a great song and dance
Put on your tutu
Do a great song and dance
Oh yeah you do do
Do a great song and dance

Well you made the grades in every class at school
It must've been your natural charm
When it was hot outside you always could stay cool
With that boy in your eye and the one in your arms

Never mind the arabesque
You do what you did best
Come on we're gonna give the girl a hand
Ah, you didn't grow up to be a ballerina
But you do a great song and dance
Put on your tutu
Do a great song and dance
Oh yeah you do do
Do a great song and dance

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released October 3, 2016
Photo credit: Maddy Miller

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Melanie Nashville, Tennessee

Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with both passion and eloquence, to write at once with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song. Nobody does this better.
(Robert L. Doerschuk)
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