(Swing Wide Your Gate of Love, Hank Thompson)

Dash record 2515A (Instrumental)

Dash record 2515B (Called by Bob Graham)

Played by Schroeder’s Playboys

Key of C, Tempo 130 bpm

Original dance by Bob Graham, Phoenix, Arizona

Copyright 1957


Now the first and third right and left through and turn your girl you do

Cross trail back and split the ring and around just one you go.

Well into the middle you box the gnat.

Change hands a left square through.

Three-quarters ‘round then do a right and left through.

Well dive through and pass through then do a right and left through.

Well a right and left back your opposite a do-sa-do.

Go all the way around to an ocean wave,

Well balance forward and back do the right and left through,

And do a cross trail back.

Well allemande left that corner girl and promenade your own.

Heads wheel around a right and left through,

Then do a dixie chain.

Ladies go left the gents go right,

Your corners box the flea.

Well promenade home with a brand new gate of love.

*Well promenade home you’ve got your turtle dove.

**Well swing your honey ‘cause that’s your gate of love.

Sequence: Figure with 1 and 3, figure with 2 and 4, break, figure with 2 and 4, figure with 1 and 3, *ending of 4th figure, **tag


Well allemande left that corner girl, and you walk right by your own.

Turn the right hand lady with the right hand around,

See-saw your very own.

Gents star left in the middle of the ring,

It’s once around you roam.

Pick up your partner star promenade her home.

Well the gents back out, the ladies chain the ring now.

Well now chain ‘em back let’s do a do-paso.

That’s her by the left and your corner by the right your partner

Left hand swing.

Now corners all go right and left now do a left hand swing.

Well the gents star right three-quarters ‘round and hurry don’t be slow,

Then allemande left that corner girl,

Grand right and left you go.

Well you meet your honey comin’ down the line, gonna promenade her home.

Well home you go and swing that turtle dove.

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