I'm Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Buster Carter and Preston Young; Lester Flatt; Buck Owens; Dillard & Clark; many others 1927
  (Tarheel 169)   Reggie Kniphfer

INTRO (slow)

I'm gonna lay around this shack, til the mail train comes back
I'm rollin' in my sweet baby's arms


OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Four ladies promenade you go once inside the ring
Well, get on home and give your man a swing
Join your hands, circle to the left, you go moving round the ring
Left allemande your corner, weave the ring
I'm rollin' in my sweet baby's arms
Swing that girl around and you promenade
*I'm gonna lay around this shack, til the mail train comes back
I'm rollin' in my sweet baby's arms


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*I'm gonna lay around this place, with a smile on my face

FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Now 1 & 3 (2 & 4) you promenade you get halfway around the ring
Come down the middle and pass the ocean and then, extend
Swing thru tonight, let the boys run to the right
You bend the line and do the right & left thru
Why don't you pass the ocean there, recycle round
Swing that corner girl and you promenade
*I'm gonna lay around this shack, til the mail train comes back
I'm rollin' in my sweet baby's arms


TAG

Swing her boys, then bow to the partner and corners, too
Whoa dad, that's it, you're through!

This song is dedicated to my longtime friend and caller, Al Ford, who passed away in 2007. Al, maybe someday, we might be able to call a square dance together in that square dance hall in the sky. So long, Fust Sarge.


Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=12474
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=16