Honky Tonk Queen
Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley 1981
  (ESP 201)   Elmer Sheffield, Jr., Paul Marcum

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Well everything was a-going my way
So I took a chance and called Paul today
Just to see if he was still around
Well I shouldn't have answered the telephone
I knew when I did that it was wrong
When I found out who it was

Circle to the left
She's a beauty, she's a skag
She's got class, oh come on now

Left allemande, then swing and promenade
Well, I've looked far and wide
You better look again when you ain't high
At that Honky Tonk Queen


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Well those heads (sides) you promenade and go
It's 1/2 way around you know
Walk into the middle & do a full square thru
4 hands around and when you're there
Go right & left thru that outside pair
Veer left and couples circulate
Those ladies trade and bend the line
Square thru 3 hands in time
Swing that corner and promenade
Well, I've looked far and wide
You better look again when you ain't high
At that Honky Tonk Queen


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At that Honky Tonk Queen

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Well everything was going my way
So I took a chance and called...today
Just to see if he was still around
He shouldn't have answered the telephone
He knew when he did that it was wrong
When he found out who it was
She's a beauty, she's got class
Well, I've looked far and wide
I won't look again when I'm that high
At no honky tonk queen


I went inside and she was sitting there
With lovely makeup and beautiful hair
So I asked that gal to dance
He tried his best to really stress
That girl didn't look right in that dress
But I never heard a song


As we danced I took her hand
Spun her around and pulled her in
Then I spun her a little too hard
I wondered when she said her name was Bill
And her wig fell off and I was ready to kill
That joker dressed up just like a female

Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=2013
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=2698