Mexican Joe
Jim Reeves with The Circle O Ranch Boys 1953
  (Lore 1156)   Kim Hohnholt

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
South of the border, say I know a lad
He's got more fun than anybody has

Allemande in the alamo style, balance out and in
Swing thru, two by two, balance once again
Swing thru, two by two, boys run right
Girls run left, left allemande and promenade tonight
Dancing, romancing, always on the go
Sun's shining down on old Mexican Joe


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Head couples promenade, go 3/4 round
Two and four do the right and left thru and turn the girl around
Pass thru, do a right & left thru, turn the girl once more
You flutter wheel and move it across the floor
Square thru 3/4 round the corner lady swing
Swing that corner lady boys, and promenade the ring
*Dancing, romancing, always on the go
Sun's shining down on old Mexican Joe


On heads and sides 2nd time figure substitute last line above for:
*Sun's shining down so circle,
circle left around you go


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

He don't pay no income tax 'cuz he don't got no dough
Still he gets along just fine, how we'll never know

Allemande in the alamo style, balance out and in
Swing thru, two by two, balance once again
Swing thru, two by two, boys run right
Girls run left, left allemande and promenade tonight
Dancing, romancing, always on the go
Sun's shining down on old Mexican Joe


CLOSER    Basic

His favorite playground is anywhere there's girls
He's got that something that sets their hearts a whirl

Allemande in the alamo style, balance out and in
Swing thru, two by two, balance once again
Swing thru, two by two, boys run right
Girls run left, left allemande and promenade tonight
Dancing, romancing, always on the go
Sun's shining down on old Mexican Joe


TAG

Everyone shout Viva! La Mexican Joe

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