Those Were The Days
The Limelighters (1963); Mary Hopkin (1968) 1963
  (Coyote 846)   Don Coy

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two

Allemande the corner, turn your partner by the right
Allemande left and weave the ring
Those were the days my friend, we thought they would never end
Swing and then you promenade
We'd live the life we choose, we'd fight and never lose
Those were the days oh yes those were the days


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads (Sides) square thru 4 hands and go now
Around that corner dosado
Swing thru, the boys run
Couples circulate then ferris wheel
Double pass thru, leads partner trade
Swing and then promenade
We'd live the life we choose, we'd fight and never lose
Those were the days oh yes those were the days


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Circle left
Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions along the way

Allemande the corner, turn your partner by the right
Allemande left and weave the ring
Those were the days my friend, we thought they would never end
Swing and then you promenade
We'd live the life we choose, we'd fight and never lose
Those were the days oh yes those were the days


CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two

Allemande the corner, turn your partner by the right
Allemande left and weave the ring
Those were the days my friend, we thought they would never end
Swing and then you promenade
We'd live the life we choose, we'd fight and never loose
Those were the days oh yes those were the days


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Those were the days oh yes those were the days

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