Holding The Bag
Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley 1979
  (Sun Ra 1007)   Claude Ross

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
Remember back in Nashville when we picked up those two?
That ole ugly one for me and that pretty one for you

Walk all around that corner, seesaw your own
Left allemande that corner and weave around you go
Well you always leave me holding the bag
Swing your lady round and promenade her on home
You think it's funny, but it ain't no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag?


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Head (side) couples you promenade 1/2 way you go
Down the middle with a right & left thru and turn the girl you know
Star thru, pass thru, swing thru my friend
Boys run right and ferris wheel that town
Centers square thru count 3
Swing the corner lady and promenade for me
You think it's funny, but it ain't no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag?


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Remember down in Austin, that time we got tight?
You told that old boy that we wanted to fight
Now I know you thought I could win
I guess that's the reason why you didn't step in

4 ladies chain it's straight across that ring
Turn the girl, chain her home, promenade I sing
You think it's funny, but it ain't no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag?


CLOSER    Basic

4 ladies promenade inside the ring
Get home and everybody swing
Join hands and circle left I sing
Left allemande and weave the ring
You always leave me holding the bag
Swing your girl and promenade
You think it's funny, but it ain't no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag?


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How come you always leave me holding the bag?

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