Ain't Livin' Long Like This
Emmylou Harris; Waylon Jennings 1978
  (Royal 723)   Curt Braffet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic, R-H lady progression

Circle left
*You looked for trouble and you found it, son
*Straight down the barrel of a lawman's gun

Men star right and roll it one time round
Allemande the corner of the hall and you weave on around the ring
Ain't livin' long like this...am I baby?
Swing and promenade
Can't live at all like this, can I baby?


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*He slipped the handcuffs on behind my back
* Then he left me freezing on a steel rail track


* Grew up in Houston off of Wayside Drive
* Son of a carhop in some all-night dive


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads (sides) square thru go
Right & left thru, veer left, circulate
Chain down the line, forward up and back
Star thru, pass thru, trade by
Box the gnat, change hands, courtesy turn
Take her by the hand and promenade around the land
Can't live at all like this, can I baby?


TAG

Can I baby?

Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=17107
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=2314