Hold me tightly, swing me lightly,
To that naughty waltz;
So entrancing, seems like dancing,
In the moonlight on a June night;
How it thrills me! How it fills me,
With its mellow charms!
You know dearest, heaven's nearest,
When I'm in your arms.
Oh play again that naughty waltz,
And play it soft and low;
Oh say again, “I love you, dear,”
The sweetest words I know;
Oh please repeat your promise sweet,
That you will ne'er be false,
And take me in your arms again,
And waltz and waltz and waltz.
To be ever thus together,
Is my fondest dream;
Skies are brightened, sorrows lightened,
While they're playing and we're swaying;
But the gladness turns to sadness,
When the music halts;
So, my dearie, let's be cheery,
While they play that waltz.