Kentucky Turkey Buzzard
Burl Ives 1964
  (Sting 401)   Robert Björk

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
*Kentucky turkey buzzard on a camp meeting trip
Sunning himself in the air
Looked down at the ground and gave himself a scratch
Said nothing's going on down there

Four ladies promenade one time
Swing your girl around and promenade
**The preacher got an old camp meeting goin'
And there ain't nobody here but me


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*The preacher paid no mind to the empty seats
He preached like a thousand was there
The buzzard told the devil do you hear what I hear?
I believe that's a lot of hot air


**Keep on talking to the empty seats
Cause there ain't nobody here but me


*The preacher looked up and he preached so loud
That it was a mighty thunder in the sky
The rain started falling and the people started running
To the only place that was dry


**Kentucky turkey buzzard took to the sky
Said too much is going on for me


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads promenade go halfway around you go
Come down the middle a right & left thru, you turn the girl
Flutter wheel go full around and sweep 1/4 more
Pass thru and then slide thru, right & left thru
Dixie style to an ocean wave and then boys cross fold
Swing your corner girl and promenade
Keep on talking to the empty seats
Cause there ain't nobody here but me


FIGURE (ALTERNATE)   

Heads square thru count 'em 4 hands round
You make a right hand star
The heads star left, roll it one time and then
Same pair and do a dosado
Swing thru and then the boys trade
Swing the corner lady round and promenade
Keep on talking to the empty seats
Cause there ain't nobody here but me


TAG

Too much is going on for me

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