'Will you dance a little faster?'
Said a *belle unto her *beau.
'Your waltz has only two beats
And your foxtrot’s rather slow.'
'But my tango’s more than stylish
And just watch this pirouette –'
'Now, don’t do something silly dear –
Stick with the minuet.'
'I have noticed rather lately
That you step more on my toes,
But perhaps you cannot see too well
To dance those do-si-dos.
'You need rhythm for your dancing
And should move to match the beat.
Perhaps dancing's rather tricky
*For a man with two left feet.'
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Rather old-fashioned words really:
* belle = a beautiful girl or woman, especially the most beautiful at a particular event: ‘the belle of the ball’
* beau =boyfriend, sweetheart, lover, fiancé, darling, partner, significant other, escort, young man, admirer, suitor, follower;
"Two left feet" = someone who can't dance. Fig. to be very awkward with one's feet. (Often refers to awkwardness at dancing.)