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{{song|writer=|composer=[[Jerome Kern]]|lyricist=[[Oscar Hammerstein II]] & [[Otto Harbach]], [[Dorothy Fields]] and [[Jimmy McHugh]]|date=1935|source=''Roberta'' (film)|publisher=Cotton Club Publishing, Aldi Music Company, and Universal Polygram International}}
 
{{song|writer=|composer=[[Jerome Kern]]|lyricist=[[Oscar Hammerstein II]] & [[Otto Harbach]], [[Dorothy Fields]] and [[Jimmy McHugh]]|date=1935|source=''Roberta'' (film)|publisher=Cotton Club Publishing, Aldi Music Company, and Universal Polygram International}}
 
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"'''I Won't Dance'''," from the 1934 [[London]] musical ''Three Sisters'', was written by [[Jerome Kern]] with lyrics by [[Oscar Hammerstein II]] and [[Otto Harbach]]. When RKO decided to add the song to the 1935 film version of the [[Broadway]] musical ''Roberta'' as a dance number for [[Fred Astaire]] and [[Ginger Rogers]], the lyrics were rewritten by [[Dorothy Fields]] and [[Jimmy McHugh]]. All four lyricists' names are credited for this version of the song, which became a hit.
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"'''I Won't Dance'''," from the 1934 [[London]] musical ''Three Sisters'', was written by [[Jerome Kern]] with lyrics by [[Oscar Hammerstein II]] and [[Otto Harbach]]. When RKO decided to add the song to the 1935 film version of the [[Broadway]] musical ''Roberta'' as a dance number for [[Fred Astaire]] and [[Ginger Rogers]], the lyrics were rewritten by [[Dorothy Fields]] and [[Jimmy McHugh]]. All four lyricists' names are credited for this version of the song, which became a hit.
   
[[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] and [[Miss Piggy]] performed this updated version of "I Won't Dance"in [[Episode 210: George Burns|episode 210]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. The song was performed [[At the Dance]] and featured the recurring sketch's setting, introduction music, and [[dancers]].
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[[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] and [[Miss Piggy]] performed this updated version of "I Won't Dance"in [[Episode 210: George Burns|episode 210]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. The song was performed [[At the Dance]] and featured the recurring sketch's setting, introduction music, and [[dancers]].
   
[[Oscar the Grouch]] makes reference to the song in ''[[A Brief History of Motion Pictures]]'' when director [[Prairie Dawn]] demands everyone being dancing in the new widescreen format. Oscar objects and shouts "I won't dance! Don't ask me!" [[Gonnigan]] makes the same remark in the "Dance Recital" episode of ''[[Abby's Flying Fairy School]]''.
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[[Oscar the Grouch]] makes reference to the song in ''[[A Brief History of Motion Pictures]]'' when director [[Prairie Dawn]] demands everyone being dancing in the new widescreen format. Oscar objects and shouts "I won't dance! Don't ask me!" then he ducks back into [[Oscar's trash can|his trash can]]. [[Gonnigan]] makes the same remark in the "Dance Recital" episode of ''[[Abby's Flying Fairy School]]''.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 01:16, May 14, 2011

Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II & Otto Harbach, Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Date 1935
Source Roberta (film)
Publisher Cotton Club Publishing, Aldi Music Company, and Universal Polygram International
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"I Won't Dance," from the 1934 London musical Three Sisters, was written by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach. When RKO decided to add the song to the 1935 film version of the Broadway musical Roberta as a dance number for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the lyrics were rewritten by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh. All four lyricists' names are credited for this version of the song, which became a hit.

Kermit and Miss Piggy performed this updated version of "I Won't Dance"in episode 210 of The Muppet Show. The song was performed At the Dance and featured the recurring sketch's setting, introduction music, and dancers.

Oscar the Grouch makes reference to the song in A Brief History of Motion Pictures when director Prairie Dawn demands everyone being dancing in the new widescreen format. Oscar objects and shouts "I won't dance! Don't ask me!" then he ducks back into his trash can. Gonnigan makes the same remark in the "Dance Recital" episode of Abby's Flying Fairy School.

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