Geisha Girl
Hank Locklin 1957
  (A & S 123)   Barry Wonson

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
Have you ever heard a love song
That you didn't understand
Were you ever in a teahouse
On the island of Japan

4 ladies chain, Have you ever travelled over
Chain 'em back, Many thousand miles, Promenade
To see a pretty Geisha girl
Dressed in oriental smile


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads square thru count 'em 4 hands round
You make a right hand star
The heads star left, roll it one time and then
Same pair and do a dosado
Swing thru and then the boys trade
Swing the corner lady round and promenade
I love my pretty geisha girl
Where the ocean breezes blow


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
I stood and watched the sunrise
By the waters of the sea
And wondered how much beauty
In this world could that be

4 ladies chain My dreams are all worth dreaming
Chain 'em back and it makes my life worthwhile, Promenade
To see a pretty Geisha girl
Dressed in oriental smile


CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
They've read it in the tea leaves
It's written in the sand
I found love by the heartful
In that foreign distant land

(Allemande and weave) Tell the homefolks that I'm happy
With someone that's true I know
I love a pretty Geisha girl
Where the ocean breezes blow


TAG

Love a pretty Geisha girl
Where the ocean breezes blow

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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=4386