Blowin' Like A Bandit
Guy Clark 1983
  (Quadrille 872)   Lee Main

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*Lord a-mercy, land a-goshen
Shades of gray out on the ocean
Don't you dare take that boat out to sea

Left allemande your corner, come back and dosado
Left allemande, weave the ring
**Cause out there in the gulf the wind is blowing like a bandit
Swing your lady round and promenade around that ring
There's an ill wind blowin', you better get back to your mooring
Don't you dare take that boat out to sea


ALTERNATE LYRICS

(middle break)
*You better give up on your shrimpin',
or you might come home a-limpin'
If you dare take that boat out to sea


**I'm talkin' 'bout a hurricane, your rigging will not stand it

(closer)
*You better take a weather warning
or you'll be shark bait in the morning
If you dare take that boat out to sea


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Heads square thru in the middle and get four hands you go
Dosado that outside two
Swing thru and then girls fold and peel the top
Boys move up and do the right & left thru
Square thru 3 hands around, corner lady swing
Swing on the corner lady, promenade around that ring
There's an ill wind blowin', you better get back to your mooring
Don't you dare take that boat out to sea


TAG

Don't you dare take that boat out to sea

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