Dakota (The Dancing Bear) Song Lyrics and Chords

Kris Kristofferson

Dakota (The Dancing Bear)

 

Dakota (The Dancing Bear) Song Lyrics and Chords by Kris Kristofferson

 

Dakota (The Dancing Bear)
Recorded by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
Written by Larry Murray
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Midnight touch the black hills  
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westward on the  
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run
 
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painted by the setting  
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sun
 
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Jesse drove the pickup I  
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slipped to the  
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radio
 
With some good time behind us and some  
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good times  
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ago
 
Well we pulled into the station for some  
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water and some  
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gasoline
I jumped when I heard sweet Jesse
 
From the  
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pump when she let out of  
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scream
 
Oh  
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come here quick I said hon grab your  
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boots and comb your  
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hair
 
Do believe the fellow here’s got an  
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old pet dancin’  
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bear
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Dance dance  
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Dakota dance  
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dance until the break of  
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day

Me and sweet Jesse ain’t never seen

 
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bear like that dance that  
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well
 
It’s a  
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one step two step three step four
 
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bottle of soda and he’ll  
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dance some more
 
Dance dance  
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Dakota dance  
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dance around the country  
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store
There was set up camp in the pick up
 
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stayed a better day or  
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Me and my baby are ramblin’ around
 
We  
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couldn’t think of nothing better to  
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do
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Jesse blow the mouth harp  
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Dakota done the buck and  
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wing
 
I broke all the strings off my Fender guitar and  
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we began to  
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sing
Repeat #3
 
Dance dance  
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Dakota dance  
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dance around the country  
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store

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Dakota (The Dancing Bear)?
– The song Dakota (The Dancing Bear) was sang by Kris Kristofferson.

 

Who is Kris Kristofferson?
– Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American retired singer-songwriter and actor. Among his songwriting credits are the songs “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, all of which were hits for other artists. Kristofferson composed his own songs and collaborated with Nashville songwriters such as Shel Silverstein.In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup the Highwaymen, and formed a key creative force in the outlaw country music movement that eschewed the Nashville music machine in favor of independent songwriting and producing.
In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. As an actor, he is known for his roles in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), Blume in Love (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), A Star Is Born (1976) (which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor), Convoy (1978), Heaven’s Gate (1980), Lone Star (1996), Stagecoach (1986), and the Blade film trilogy (1998-2004).

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