SWINGIN' MAN

 

(No composer given)


Dash record 2531A (Instrumental)

Dash record 2531B (Called by Chuck Raley)


Played by Schroeder’s Playboys

Key of G, Tempo 132 bpm


Original dance by Chuck Raley, Lakewood, California

Copyright 1961


Introduction and break:

You allemande your corner, at home do-sa-do

You balance right, pull that lady by

Take the next by the left, make an allemande thar, gents back down the lane

Shoot that star full around, to the corner all eight chain

You join hands and circle, you circle that ring

You whirl away grand right eight and then

You meet your partner box the gnat, the girls star left around

You come on back and box the gnat and promenade the town

You know you’re dancing with a swingin’ man

The swing’nest man of all


Figure:

Head two couples up and back and then star through*

California twirl, do a right and left through (turn the girl)

You dive through, square through, all the way around and then,

Separate around one into the middle again

You star through and cross trail, your corner you swing

Four little ladies back track, go twice around and then

The second time you do-sa-do and promenade again

You know you’re dancing with a swingin’ man

The swing’nest man of all


*Star twirl can be used in place of star through California twirl

Sequence: Intro, figure twice for heads, break, figure twice for sides.

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