Shanty Town
Ted Lewis and His Band; Johnny Long; many others 1932
  (Big Mac 97)   Mac McCullar

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Circle left
All join hands and circle left to old shanty town
The roof is so slanted it touches the ground

Allemande left your corner, turn partner by the right
Men star by the left hand, turn it once around tonight
Turn thru with your partner and you go left allemande
Swing with your lady then promenade the land
There's a queen waiting there with her silvery hair
In a shanty in old shanty town


FIGURE    Mainstream, no progression

Head two couples square thru 4 hands around you go
Around that corner lady there do a little dosado
Spin chain thru, that's what you do...girls circulate go two
Take your time...when you're there, turn thru you know
Left allemande the corner, walk right by your own
Swing the next little lady, promenade her home
There's a queen waiting there with her silvery hair
In a shanty in old shanty town


CLOSER (ALTERNATE)    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
There's a shanty in the town by a little plot of ground
Where the green grass grows all around and around
And it looks so worn, so badly torn, it tumbles to the ground
Just a tumble-down shack by the railroad track
Like a millionaire's mansion, calling me back
I'd be just as sassy as Hallie Selasie
If I were a king, it wouldn't mean a thing

4 ladies gonna chain straight across that old ring
Turn and chain 'em right back home and promenade
Working on down, trucking on down
Gotta get back to my shanty town
My shanty in old shanty town


TAG

My shanty in old shanty town

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