Highway 40 Blues
Ricky Skaggs 1982
  (Quadrille 824)   Lee Main

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*Got them Highway 40 Blues,
I've walked holes in both my shoes

Men star right, go once around,
Allemande left and weave the ring
**Wasted time and money too,
Swing your partner, promenade
In the end I had to lose,
Lord above, I've paid my dues
Got these Highway 40 Blues


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) square thru and go,
Four hands around and dosado
Swing thru go two by two,
Boys run right and bend the line
Go right and left thru,
And the ladies lead dixie style to an ocean wave
Slip the clutch, left allemande,
Swing your corner, promenade
In the end I had to lose,
Lord above, I've paid my dues
Got the Highway 40 Blues


TAG

Sides face grand square halfway
Got these Highway 40 Blues


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*The highway called when I was young,
Told me lines of things to come


**Shattered from mine is none,
my moneys gone to count my fun
My eyes are filled with bitter tears,
Lord I ain't been home in years


*You know I've rambled all around,
Like rolling stones from town to town


**Pretty girls I have to say,
But none of them could make me stay
Things a country boy can't use,
Dixieland I sure miss you

Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=2670
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=1433