DIME A DOZEN

 

(Harlan Howard)


Dash record 2533A (Instrumental)

Dash record 2533B (Called by Gaylard Tannatt)


Played by Schroeder’s Playboys

Key of A, Tempo 130 bpm


Original dance by Gaylard Tannatt, Phoenix, Arizona

Copyright 1961


Intro and ending:

Join up hands, make a ring, circle left ½ way ‘round now

Reverse back single file around the land, girls backtrack ‘round the ring

Go once and when you meet her, turn your partner by the right

And your corner left, now do-sa-do with the one you meet

Promenade with this lady, you swing her there at home

‘Cause ole dime a dozen’s still in love with you.


Figure: Repeat for heads

Head (side) ladies chain across the ring, turn the girl, the head (side) two couples

Circle four halfway ‘round and a quarter more, frontier whirl – face the sides (heads)

Right and left through and then you turn ‘em, you dive through and then you circle four

Go once around and pass on through, swing the girl that’s facing you

*Swing the corner girl and promenade, promenade with this lady

Go walkin’ ‘round the ring, ‘cause ole dime a dozen’s still in love with you.


*Last time through figure, use “Swing your own girl and promenade”


Break:

Four ladies chain across the ring, and you turn with this lady

And the four little ladies chain three quarters ‘round, head two couples star through

Then a right and left through, turn the girl, pass through and star through

Then allemande left with the corner girl, right and left grand around the world

Hand over hand around the big ole ring, promenade with this lady

Go walkin’ around the square, ‘cause ole dime a dozen’s still in love with you.

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