Where does the phrase "are you dancing?, are you asking? well I'm asking. Then I'm dancing" come from?

I think it's from a film Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It was from the opening sequence of The Liver Birds.

    I think you're thinking of the song "I wont dance (don't ask me)" - Fred Astaire.

    • Marek2 years agoReport

      Actually, the dialog in the question comes from Sergio Leone s film Once Upon a Time in America .
      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087843/quotes/qt0552977?mavIsAdult=false

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  • coffee
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Long before the "Liver Birds" this was a common bit of banter in Glasgow at places like The Palais. There are a few variations such as "Are you dancin?""Are you askin?" "Aye am askin?" "Naw it's just the way I'm staunin(standing)" This meant that you did not want to dance with the asker.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It was in the liver Birds theme tune

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  • annie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Gosh, reading the question brought back memories!

    Think Liverpool accent and you are back there with the LiverBirds.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    u guys have answered a question thats bugged me 4 years

    a work colleague & i used to say this to each other

    we could never remember where we got it from!

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  • 1 decade ago

    instantly thought of 'the young ones'

    Rik - Viv are you dancing?

    Vivian - Are you asking?

    Rik - Yeah

    Vivian - Well Piss Off

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the liver birds tune

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  • J I H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I,m pretty certain it originated in Glesga.

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