SILVER DEW

 

(Silver Dew On The Blue Grass Tonight, Ed Burt)


Dash record 2519A (Instrumental)

Dash record 2519B (Called by Bob Johnston)


Played by Schroeder’s Playboys

Key of G, Tempo 130 bpm


Original dance by Bob Johnston, Phoenix, Arizona

Copyright date unknown (probably 1959)


Introduction, break, and ending:

Do-sa-do the corner, circle left go ‘round the square

While the fragrance of magnolia fills the air

Allemande left your corner, bow down to your own

Weave that ring to that old Kentucky home

Turn her by the right, a wagon wheel, men star left, leave her there

Come back home, twirl your own, promenade

As you promenade with me, how I’m hoping there will be,

Silver dew on the blue grass tonight.


Dance Pattern:

Heads (sides) to the middle, a right and left through and wheel ‘em full around

All promenade keep on walkin’ ‘round the town

Heads (sides) wheel around and do-sa-do, go back to back you know

Make that ocean wave and rock it up and back – go right and left through

Turn your girl, pass on through, bend the line

Trail on through, corners swing, oh so fine

Promenade so merrily, when the moon shines down you’ll see

Silver dew on the blue grass tonight.


Sequence of Dance: Intro, 2 changes of pattern (heads), break, 2 changes of pattern (sides), ending.

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