We went down to watch the Fire Dancers from Flamebuoyant Productions at the Portland Winter Light Festival. Afterward this song started with, 'Tis elemental, our desire / To see the dancers spinning fire! Then it became a rhyming game to keep the stanzas coming.
Spinning Fire © 2/7/2020 Cecilia A. Eng
Am -G - We heard about it from a flyer;
Em -Am - The night of dancers spinning fire.
Dm -E - Far below the church’s spire
E -Am - They dance for joy among the choir.
Why do they dance, you may inquire
As they laugh and spin their fire.
They juggle, whirl and never tire -
All the dancers spinning fire.
‘Tis elemental, our desire
To see the dancers spinning fire!
As flames rise up and ever higher
They dance with fans and hoops afire!
Batons and swords, our hearts inspire
As eyes consume the festive pyre.
The flames entwine and seem most dire
To all the dancers spinning fire.
We shiver, wishing we were drier.
We should have donned our raincoats prior!
Perhaps next year, again we’ll hire
All the dancers spinning fire!