Hello Mary Lou
Ricky Nelson 1961
  (Chaparral 3513)   Ken Bower, Gary Shoemake

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Circle left
*You passed me by one summer day
Flashed those big, brown eyes my way
I knew I wanted you forever more

Men make a right hand star, one time around
Left allemande and then you weave the ring
(I said) Hello Mary Lou (goodbye heart) Goodbye heart
Dosado and promenade
I knew, Mary Lou, we'd never part
So, hello Mary Lou and goodbye heart


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Head 2 couples square thru 4 hands
Swing thru the outside two and then
Boys run to the right and now
Couples circulate somehow, chain down the line and turn the girl
Star thru and pass thru
Trade by and when you do, swing that corner girl and promenade
I knew, Mary Lou, we'd never part
So, hello Mary Lou and goodbye heart


CLOSER    Basic

Well the 4 little ladies gonna promenade
Get one time 'round the ring and then
Get back home and swing your man around
Gonna join up all your hands and then
Circle to the left go 'round my friend
Allemande left that corner gonna weave that ring
(I said) Hello Mary Lou (goodbye heart) Goodbye heart
Dosado and then you promenade
I knew, Mary Lou, we'd never part
So, hello Mary Lou and goodbye heart


TAG

So, hello Mary Lou and goodbye heart

ALTERNATE LYRICS

*I saw your lips, I heard your voice
Believe me, I just had no choice
Wild horses couldn't make me stay away

Our thanks to Lee Mace of the Ozark Opry, in Osage Beach, MO for singing bass on this record.


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