A Little Biddy Tear Let Me Down
Burl Ives; Bing Crosby; many others 1961
  (GR8 Trax 004)   Jeff Van Sambeeck

OPENER - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face and a grand square
A little biddy tear let me down
Spoiled my act as a clown
I had it made up not to make a frown
Though, a little biddy tear let me down

Circle left
A little biddy tear let me down
Left allemande, swing and promenade
I had it made up not to make a frown
Though, a little biddy tear let me down


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads (Sides) promenade halfway round
Down the middle square thru go four
Go all the way and then you'll do the right & left thru
Veer to the left and then ferris wheel the floor
In the middle star thru and then pass the ocean
Extend, swing with this girl promenade
I had it made up not to make a frown
Though, a little biddy tear let me down


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (Sides) square thru four hands go
To the corner touch 1/4 you know, scoot back
Boy run right, do the right & left thru
Ladies lead dixie style and go
Boys cross fold and then pass thru, left allemande
Come back swing this girl promenade
I had it made up not to make a frown
Though, a little biddy tear let me down


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Four boys promenade one time inside the ring
Get back swing with this girl I will sing
Join up your hands circle left go walking round the ring
Left allemande and weave around the ring
A little biddy tear let me down
Swing with this girl and promenade
I had it made up not to make a frown
Though, a little biddy tear let me down


TAG

Face your partner
Box the gnat, right pull by
Thank your corner
Thank your partner
Made up not to make a frown
Though, a little biddy tear let me down

Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=15983
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=4345