Lord of the Dance - Carter & Shaker tune (script)

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 21 June 2008, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.
1. I danced in the morning when the world was begun,

And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,

And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,

At Bethlehem I had my birth.

REFRAIN: Dance, then, wherever you may be;

For I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.

And I'll lead you all wherever you may be,

And I'll lead you all in the dance, said he. [end of refrain]

2. I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,

But they would'nt dance and they wouldn't follow me;

I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;

They came to me and the dance went on. REFRAIN

3. I danced on the sabbath and I cured the lame,

The holy people said it was a shame;

They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high;

And they left me there on a cross to die. [no refrain]

4. I danced on a Friday and the sky turned black;

It's hard to dance with the world on your back;

They buried my body and they thought I'd gone,

But I am the dance and I still go on. REFRAIN

5. They cut me down and I leapt up high,

I am the life that'll never, never die;

I'll live in you if you'll live in me;

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he. REFRAIN