Holding The Bag   (Seven C's 101)   Al McAlpin
OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Four ladies promenade inside that ring
Box the gnat at home and give her a swing
Join all your hands and circle left you know
Left allemande that corner and then weave that old ring
Remember when you told that boy I wanted to fight?
Dosado that lady, promenade her right
You may think it's funny but it ain't no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag?


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Head couples promenade and go halfway
Come down the middle and square thru it's four hands I say
Four hands around and do that right & left thru
You'll do an eight chain six and count 'em you do
Remember back in Nashville when we picked up them two?
Swing that corner lady and promenade too
You were up front playing lovers' tag
While I was in the back seat just a holding the bag


FIGURE (ALTERNATE)   

Heads promenade and go halfway
Sides go right & left thru and turn 'em I say
Same two square thru and go four hands you know
You dosado and do an eight chain 4
Remember back in Nashville when we picked up them two?
Swing the corner lady, promenade her too
You were up front playing lovers' tag
While I was in the back seat just a holding the bag


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