Great Afternoon
Merle Haggard 1978
  (Chaparral 304)   Gary Shoemake

OPENER - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*Last night we had a hell-raising time
Nipping on tequila, some salt, and some lime

Walk around your corner, see saw your own
Men star right one time around you roam
Left allemande your corner, come back one and then
Swing that girl and then you promenade
I can't say we had a good morning
But dang it's been a great afternoon


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Head 2 couples square thru and go
Round that corner lady dosado her you know
Swing thru and then the boys run right & then
You bend the line and do a right & left thru across my friend
Well those ladies lead do a dixie style, gonna make your ocean wave
Slip the clutch, left allemande, come back & promenade
I can't say we had a good morning
But babe it's been a great afternoon


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Four ladies chain across you go
Roll away & circle to the left round you go
Four ladies roll away & circle that ring
Left allemande and then you weave that old ring
My morning headache lasted till noon
Dosado and then you promenade
I can't say we had a good morning
But babe it's been a great afternoon


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*You helped me through the morning when I was really down
Then one rowdy afternoon had me up and around

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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=1425