Bird Of Paradise
Little Jimmy Dickens 1965
  (Hi Hat 331)   Red Bates

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Join 8 hands, circle left go round that track
Left allemande, partner right, box the gnat
4 ladies walk the inside ring, once around
now hear me sing
Box the gnat, check in, weave the ring
It's the bird of paradise who really knows
Dosado, take her hand and promeno
*Does the lady like romancin', is she with you just for dancin'?
It's the bird of paradise who really knows


FIGURE    Mainstream, R-H lady progression

1 & 3 lead to the right, circle 4
You make a line, dance up and back once more
Star thru in front of you, dive thru, pass thru
Right & left thru, turn the girl, eight chain 3
It's right, left, right, left allemande
Weave by one, swing the next there, when you can
*Promenade go round the ring, will the lady let you swing
It's the bird of paradise who really knows


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*Promenade, don't you linger, will the lady let you swing her?

*Promenade, are you wise? Will she flirt with other guys?

*Take a walk, go round the square, will she let you swing her there?

*Promenade by 2 by 2, will she let you swing her too?

*Promenade, go round the square, does the lady really care?

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Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=329