Leaving Louisiana
Emmylou Harris; The Oak Ridge Boys 1979
  (Silver Sounds 374)   Jack O'Leary

OPENER - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Mary went running with a travelin' man
Left momma cryin' with her head in her hands
A sad case, so broken hearted
Said momma got to go, gotta get outta here
Gotta get outta town... tired of hangin' round

Four ladies promenade
One time around, back home and swing
Swing that man and promenade the ring
An ordinary story 'bout the way things go
Round and around, nobody knows
But the highway rolls on forever


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) promenade halfway 'round
Sides (heads) square thru four hands 'round
Go all the way then pass thru
Trade by, slide thru, right & left thru
Square thru 3/4
Swing corner promenade the ring
Never known it when it felt so good
Never knew it when I knew I could
Never done it when it looked so right
Leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Four ladies chain across, turn the lady there
Ladies roll away circle left now
Four ladies roll away, circle left in the usual way
Left allemande and weave the ring
Wind in and out around when you meet that girl
Take her by the hand and promenade
Never known it when it felt so good
Never knew it when I knew I could
Never done it when it looked so right
Leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight


TAG

Highway rolls on forever

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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=3206