Friend In California
Merle Haggard 1986
  (Chaparral 718)   Marshall Flippo

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
L.A. traffic is bad this time of year
But there's a friend of yours in California sure wishes you were here

Allemande, weave around that ring
As you lay your head on your pillow tonight just remember
Swing and promenade
There's a friend of yours in California sure misses you


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) square thru 4
Fort Worth can get cold this time of year
You dosado one time around you go
Swing thru and now spin the top for me
The boy move up, a right & left thru and turn that girl
Square thru 3/4, you go movin' right along
Swing that corner, promenade
There's a friend of yours in California sure misses you


FIGURE (ALTERNATE)   

Heads (sides) square thru 4
Fort Worth can get cold this time of year
You dosado one time around you go
Swing thru and girls fold, peel the top for me
The boy move up, a right & left thru and turn that girl
Flutter wheel & then you'll sweep 1/4 more
Swing that corner, promenade
There's a friend of yours in California sure misses you


MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
A friend in California misses you
You've got a friend in California that sure misses you

Circle to the left
Left allemande and promenade
There's a friend of yours in California sure misses you


TAG

4 ladies chain over and back
A friend in California sure misses you
Bow to your partner, corners too
Stop right there, we're through

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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=2275