Saturday Night Special   (Silver Sounds 107)   Jack O'Leary, Bruce McCue
OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
Saturday night special is an easy thing to buy
All you gotta be is 21 or 15 if you lie
Just hand the man the money if someone's got to die

Left allemande and weave the ring
Broker in the pawn shop won't even blink an eye
Swing your lady 'round and promenade tonight
There's a pawn shop in the city, used to deal in everything
But you can't buy a pistol there, you can't hock your wedding ring


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Head (side) couples promenade halfway around
Down the middle right & left thru, turn the girl around
Square thru in the middle of the ring, four hands you go
Dosado the corner one, swing thru, boys gonna trade
Swing the corner lady, everybody promenade
*There's a pawn shop in the city, used to deal in everything
But you can't buy a pistol there, you can't hock your wedding ring


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*I usually mind my business but I couldn't walk away
His dollars just weren't making sense and I knew I had to stay


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Circle left
He'll pay you for your misery or sell you someone's pain
And the twinkle in his greedy eye says your loss will be his gain

Walk around your corner lady, see saw your own
Left allemande and weave the ring
Throw in one bullet and you got yourself a deal
Swing your lady 'round and promenade with me
He handed me the pistol and I was almost to the door
When I heard him tell the lady, seven dollars, nothing more


CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
That Saturday night was special even though it wasn't planned
As we walked down the sidewalk she reached and took my hand

Walk around your corner lady, see saw your own
Left allemande and weave the ring
I was once somebody's husband, she was once somebody's wife
Swing your lady 'round and promenade with me
We crossed the bridge and I took that gun and sailed it through the air
I said "Ever been to Texas?", she said "I think I'd love it there"


TAG

Bow to the partner, corner too, whoa, we're done

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