Ain't No California
Mel Tillis 1978
  (Longhorn 1029)   Guy Poland

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Well I live my life on highways, from sea to shining sea
So listen to my story, save yourself some agony

4 ladies promenade
Forget the urge to wander
Partner swing and promenade around the town
Find yourself a woman, get a job and settle down


FIGURE    C4, corner progression

Heads square thru now meet that corner, dosado
Swing thru 2 by 2, now spin the top
Boys move up with a right & left thru, roll away
Curlique, boys run right,
corner swing, promenade in time
Well there ain't no California
Where the water tastes like wine


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Don't you listen to those freight trains as they scream into the night
Forget those greyhound buses, semi-trucks, and airplane lights

4 ladies promenade
Let someone else be lonely
Swing your partner, promenade (like you're told)
Let someone else make sure those lies and stories all get told


CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Well there ain't no California where the water tastes like wine
Ain't no big rock candy mountain where you feel good all the time

4 boys promenade
I ain't found that old blue bayou
Partner swing and promenade
Searching for my blue heaven, heard somewhere it's called home

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