BEAUTIFUL TEXAS

 

(W. Lee O’Daniel)


Dash record 2520A (Instrumental)

Dash record 2520B (Called by Dale Durbin)


Played by Schroeder’s Playboys

Key of G, Tempo 132 bpm


Original dance by Dale Durbin, San Diego, California

Copyright 1960


Opener, break, and ending:

Join hands and circle left around the ring you go

Allemande left on the corner, twirl partners, promino

Promenade, don’t slow down, head two couples wheel around

Right & left through, turn on around, square through three quarters ‘round

When you’re through, move on to the next and then cross-trail through

Left allemande the corner, swing your own, promenade

Promenade you two alone, you’re headin’ for ole San Antone

Yeah! Ole Texas has beauty to share.


Figure:

One and three (2 & 4) promenade half way ‘round the square

Come down the middle right & left through, turn your lady fari

Sides (heads) divide, line up four, forward eight, back once more

Opposite right, box the gnat, right & left through the other way back

Turn on around, left square through four hands around you go

Allemande left new corners, new partners promino

Promenade ‘em hand in hand, you’re walkin’ down the rio grande

Well, Texas has more beauty to share


Sequence of dance: Opener, figure twice, break, figure twice, ending


Patter for ending:

Now, if you go look, it’s just like the book

‘Cause Texas has beauty to share


Tag:

Yeah man! Ole Texas has beauty to share


Additional patter:

Promenade just you and me, the Alamo we’re gonna see

Promenade here and there, it’s a great big Texas square

Promenade ‘em arm in arm, you’re headed out for old Long Horn

Promenade, you’re on good earth, you’re headin’ north to ole Fort Worth

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