Old Dogs, Children, & Watermelon Wine
Tom T. Hall 1972
  (Quadrille 858)   Ken Burke

OPENER - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*"Ever had a drink of watermelon wine?" he asked
The men star right one time you go
Left allemande and you weave
**He said, "I tried it all when I was young...
(and in my natural prime)"

Swing your lady and promenade
And now it's old dogs and children
And watermelon wine


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Heads square thru 4 hands you know
You make a right hand star
Heads star left one time and go
Do the right & left thru
You roll away, both hands single circle
Swing your corner and promenade
Now it's old dogs and children
And watermelon wine


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Old dogs care about you
Even when you make mistakes
And God bless little children
While they're still too young to hate

Allemande and weave
Ain't but three things in this world
Worth a solitary dime
And that's old dogs and children
And watermelon wine


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*I had to catch a plane up to Atlanta that next day
**That night I dreamed in peaceful sleep
of shady summertime


TAG

Circle left
Old dogs and children
And watermelon wine

Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=619
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=1848