Escape (Pina Colada Song)
Rupert Holmes 1979
  (Rhythm 265)   Wade Driver

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
I was tired of my lady
We'd been together too long
Then in the personal columns
There was a letter that said

Left allemande and weave
If you like Piña Coladas
Gettin' caught in the rain
I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape

FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads you promenade halfway
Walk in a right & left thru (backaway) (come on sides)
Sides square thru get me four now
You make a right hand star
Sides star left turn it one time
Swing your corner, promenade
If you like making love at midnight
Come with me and escape

MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
I didn't think about my lady
I know that sounds kinda sad
But I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad

Left allemande and weave
Yes, I like Piña Coladas
Let's cut through all this red tape
We'll meet at noon at O'Malley's
Where we can plan our escape

CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
It was my own lovely lady
I knew that smile on her face

Left allemande and weave
Since you like Piña Coladas
And gettin' caught in the rain
You're the lady I've looked for
I don't need to escape

Allemande left and swing


(Instrumental tag)

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