Running Bear
Johnny Preston; Sonny James 1958
  (Riverboat 812)   Ken Burke

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
On the banks of the river
Stood Runnin' Bear, young Indian brave

Men star right, around the river
Allemande the corner and weave the ring
On the other side of the river
Stood his lovely Indian maid
Runnin' Bear loved little White Dove
With a love that couldn't die


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads (Sides) promenade and travel halfway
Down the middle and do a full square thru
Four hands and then you're gonna swing thru
Then you swing thru once again, everybody balance
All 8 circulate and the corner lady swing
Take her by the hand and then you promenade
Runnin' Bear loved little White Dove
With a love that couldn't die


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

4 ladies promenade the river
Back home and swing your Brave
Join hands and circle the river
Allemande the corner and weave the ring
When they kissed, their hearts beat faster
In that happy hunting ground
Runnin' Bear loved little White Dove
With a love that couldn't die


CLOSER    Basic

4 ladies chain across the river
Rollaway and circle left
You rollaway, circle the river
Allemande the corner and weave the ring
Runnin' Bear loved little White Dove
With a love big as the sky
Runnin' Bear loved little White Dove
With a love that couldn't die


TAG

They had a love that could not die

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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=262